Email certified by Read-Notify is admissible in court as verifiable evidence to support the following:
Additional protection provides independent establishment of the trustworthiness of Read-Notify date and time stamps.
Before we begin:
It is important to understand the answers to the following 2 questions:-
Answers to other questions raised by the above can be found at the end of this document.
Read-Notify provides up to three different Certified Documents per email sent.
To use your Certified Read-Notify documents in court, please carefully follow the steps below.
To verify these documents, obtain a signature verification program (for example: PGP by Networks Associates Technology, Inc. which is available for download from the web site www.pgp.com (USA) and also www.pgpi.com (International))
Mark and copy the the entire Read-Notify certified document verbatim. If you are verifying an HTML document, first display the document, then choose "View-Source" to access the literal content that has been certified (eg; the key sequence for this in popular email software is File=>Properties=>Details=>Message-Source)
Use your signature verification program to verify the contents of your clipboard. For example, the key sequence within the PGP product for this is PGP=>Clipboard=>Decrypt&Verify. You may be prompted to search for the Read-Notify public key. You can allow this automatically, or download it manually from our web site if you prefer. Our Key ID is 0x1D8ADDED and our Read-Notify TimeStamper Key fingerprint = 7272 F5EA A903 19B5 74E0 A620 4A02 2DFB. Please verify these are correct by selecting "Key Properties" for our public key "Read-Notify TimeStamper <email@example.com>"
Print the resulting verified document (or the source thereof if HTML).
If the signed document has been altered in any way, it will NOT verify properly - ie: you will get the following status:
Note: Dates and Times displayed by your verification program will be UTC unless otherwise specified.