Modiin Maccabim Reut has joined the Israel Post's online mailing revolution by using their iPost service. First the first time in Israel, iPost offers every citizen a secure inbox to which they can receive important personal mail that require a high level of security and protection.
Modiin Maccabim Reut is proud to be one of the first municipalities to connect with this service. Secure e-mails will soon begin to be sent to all residents who sign up for the service.
The service will allow the city's residents to receive tax forms, various school fees, and different municipality messages, all of which would normally be sent via the regular post, straight into their personal inboxes. The iPost inbox makes it possible to receive, pay, deal with, and file various important mailings online for seven years in a speedy manner while ensuring the inbox owner's maximum privacy. The service also helps protect the environment; it makes the world a greener place in which less paper is used and less delivery vehicles pollute the air.
The service was launched at the municipality last week, in the presence of Mayor Haim Bibas and Israel Post CEO Avi Hochman. The ceremony acknowledged the Modiin Maccabim Reut Municipality as one of the companies and organizations that use the iPost service, and the mayor joined the service for the first time.
Israel Post CEO Avi Hochman said that "The iPost service is offered for free to every citizen in Israel, [and] fits together with the post company's strategy to provide a variety of new and innovative services to the general public; these services are provided by post offices across the country, along with online as of the past few years."
"The new iPost service is actually the future of the mail service of the State of Israel, and Modiin Maccabim Reut is proud to be part of this revolution," said Mayor Haim Bibas. "The city's population make-up, Internet connection and [the fact that it is a] young and progressive [city] make the city the best place for the service to succeed. Beyond the technological advantages, there is also the environmental aspect of the large amount of paper saved and [the fact that it] protects the environment. I invite the residents of the city to join the new service and take part in the revolution."
The Israel Post provides subscribers to the service with a free and secure personal electronic inbox, which can be used as a private safe (provided by Cyber-Ark) in which users can organize their important mail on their computers instead of on papers that can scatter and get lost. Every time a new piece of mail is received, iPost sends an automatic message to the user's regular e-mail.
Registration for the service requires a short meeting with a Israel Post representative, in which citizens must present only their Identification Cards. After that, the citizen receives a private envelope containing their personal password to log into their iPost inbox. People have been saying for years that the paper-mail era is coming to an end, and this could likely be one of the first steps to which all mail will be delivered primarily online.
Friday, November 05, 2010