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How the PEC of Aruba works

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How the PEC of Aruba works: You need to open a certified e-mail box and, looking through the various offers available online, you came across those in Aruba , which seemed particularly interesting to you. Before placing your order, however, you would like to have some more information about it and find out how the PEC of Aruba works . This is the way it is, right? Then let me tell you: you’ve come to just the right place at the right time!

In today’s guide, in fact, I will illustrate the PEC service of Aruba in great detail and I will guide you in choosing the most suitable offer for you. I will tell you, therefore, how to proceed with the activation of the service, how to access your certified e-mail box (both from a computer and from a smartphone and tablet) and how to configure your PEC account on all the devices and software of your interest.

I can assure you that this is really a no-brainer. I would say, therefore, not to waste any more precious time in small talk and to get straight to the point. Strength and courage: take a few minutes of free time, roll up your sleeves and find out everything there is to know about the PEC of Aruba. You can find all the information you need right below!


What is the PEC and who is it for

Before explaining in detail how the PEC of Aruba works , it seems only right to make some mention of the functioning of certified e-mail and its use.

Therefore, from a technical point of view, the PEC is a tool for the telematic transmission of communications that require a delivery receipt and a delivery receipt . Thanks to it, citizens, companies and the Public Administration can exchange e-mails with the same legal value as a registered letter with return receipt.

The PEC is useful for everyone, but in some cases it is even mandatory: the cases in question are those of companies (including sole proprietorships), which since 2013 must register at least one PEC address in the Business Register, and of Freelancers registered in an order or college, which are also obliged to have a PEC box.

Certified e-mail can be used to send communications of any kind and, as already mentioned, give them a legal value comparable to that of a registered letter with return receipt.

But be careful, because it does not count as a signature for attached documents: to sign electronic documents that have legal validity, you need a digital signature , another service offered by Aruba (and other providers) and which I told you about in detail in a my other tutorial.

Prices and characteristics of the PEC Aruba

PEC Aruba offer

Having clarified what the PEC is and who it is for , the time has come to go more concretely and to talk about the prices and characteristics of Aruba PEC .

As things currently stand, Aruba offers three different solutions for certified email, each with different prices and features.

  • STANDARD PEC – costs € 5.00 + VAT / year for the first year and then € 7.90 + VAT / year for subsequent renewals. Includes 1GB of space for mail and attachments; antivirus and antispam; Aruba PEC application for mobile devices and Read Invoices service to view and read electronic invoices directly from the PEC account (in a dedicated folder). More info here .
  • PEC PRO – costs 25.00 euros + VAT / year. It includes all the advantages of the PEC Standard plan, but with 2GB of space for mail and attachments, 3GB of archive and the SMS notification service. More info here .
  • PEC PREMIUM – costs 40.00 euros + VAT / year. It includes all the benefits of the PEC Pro plan, but with 8GB of storage. More info here .

As regards, however, the purchase of a PEC mailbox on a domain , prices start at 7.90 euros + VAT per year (on existing domains). More info here .

To underline, then, the possibility of increasing the space of your PEC mailbox at any time, at a cost of 5 euros + VAT per year for each additional GB purchased. The space increases are unlimited on PEC PRO and PREMIUM, while they are up to 1GB on the STANDARD mailbox.

How to activate the PEC of Aruba

Purchase PEC Aruba

Let’s see now how to activate the PEC of Aruba . The first step you need to take is to connect to the official Aruba website , identify the most suitable certified mail offer for you and click on the corresponding BUY button . On the next screen, make sure you have selected the right product and the exact quantities to buy and go ahead by clicking on the Continue button and complete the order .

At this point, you must log in to Aruba: if you already have an account, fill in the login form with your account data and press the SIGN IN button and complete the order ; if, on the other hand, you do not have an account yet, click on the REGISTER button and complete the order and fill out the form that is proposed to you with all the required data (personal data, residence, telephone, email address and so on).

Indicate whether you are a natural person (private), a self- employed professional , a company (including associations, associated firms, entities, condominiums), an individual firm or a public administration ; check, according to your preferences, the boxes located at the bottom relating to the acceptance of the terms relating to privacy and click on the CONTINUE button and complete the order , to confirm the registration and complete the purchase of your PEC mailbox.

Aruba registration form

Once logged in, fill in the form that is submitted to you, writing the name of the PEC account you want to purchase (i.e. the first part of your certified mail address) in the appropriate text field; then use the adjacent drop-down menu to choose a domain from those available ( @ , @ , @ , @ , @ , @ , @ or @ ), type the password you want to use to access the box in the relevant text fields and press the CONTINUE button and complete the order(below), to move forward.

Therefore, check that the data of the PEC account holder are correct and press the CONTINUE button and complete the order (below), to move on to the next step.

Purchase PEC Aruba

The next step is to check the order summary, select a payment method between Credit Card , PayPal , Bank Transfer and Bulletin (by ticking one of the options on the left) and, if available, enter a discount code in the appropriate field of text. It should be emphasized that the activation of the service is automatic and immediate by paying by card or PayPal, while it takes a few days if you pay by bank transfer or bulletin. More info here .

Once this is done, all you have to do is check the boxes relating to acceptance of the supply conditions , press the CONFIRM button and complete the order and complete the purchase of your PEC account, executing the transaction with the chosen payment method.

As soon as your PEC account is active, you will receive an email from Aruba with instructions to log in and start using the service.

How to use the PEC of Aruba

Once you have activated your certified e-mail box, you are ready to find out how Aruba’s PEC is used . The service can be accessed directly from the web , via any computer browser (eg Chrome ) or the Aruba PEC Mobile app for smartphones and tablets; alternatively, you can configure your PEC mailbox in an ordinary mail client, such as Outlook or Apple Mail (but I will talk about this later on ).

How to use the Aruba PEC Webmail

Webmail PEC Aruba

If you want to access your PEC account directly from the browser, all you have to do is connect to the Aruba PEC Webmail , fill in the login form with your account data and click on the LOGIN button . You can choose whether to use the Complete (i.e. classic) version of the service or the New Webmail (with more modern and captivating graphics), by checking one of the two options in question, before logging in.

Once logged in, depending on whether you have chosen to use the Full version or the New Webmail, you will find yourself in front of the summary page with all the information on your certified mailbox or directly in the inbox , with the latest messages received.

In any case, you can use the left sidebar to access all sections of the mailbox: inbox , sent mail , archive , spam etc. To access the sections relating to Contacts , Calendar , Activities and Preferences , however, you must always use the left sidebar, if you are using the classic version of Webmail, or the tabs at the top, if you are using the renewed version instead.

To start composing a new message, click on the New / New email button located at the top left and then proceed as you would in any other email service, then typing the recipient’s address, the subject, the body of the message and entering , if you wish, attachments to your email. Once the job is done, click on the button to send the message.

As you probably already know, after sending a message via PEC, this is validated by the manager (in this case Aruba), sent to the recipient’s manager (who must also use a PEC address), verified again and, finally , delivered to the destination inbox. All steps are notified with receipts that both sender and recipient receive in their respective inboxes.

How to use the Aruba PEC Mobile app

PEC Aruba App

If you prefer to act as a smartphone or tablet, you can take advantage of the free Aruba PEC Mobile application , available for both Android and iOS / iPadOS .

To get it, open the store of your device ( Play Store if you use Android or App Store if you use iPhone / iPad), search for it within the latter and proceed with its installation by pressing the Install / Get button . On iPhones and iPads, you may need to verify your identity using Face ID, Touch ID, or entering your Apple ID password.

When installation is complete, start Aruba PEC Mobile , by pressing on its icon that appears on the home screen or in the drawer (the screen with the list of all the apps installed on the device), and log in with your account data.

You will find yourself in front of your inbox , with all the messages received. To access the other folders ( inbox , sent mail , archive , spam , etc.) and the application settings, press the ☰ button, at the top left, and select the item of your interest from the menu that opens on the side . If you want to hide the receipts from the message list, activate the relevant function from the app menu.

If, on the other hand, you want to start composing a new message, click on the pencil icon which, depending on the operating system used, is located at the bottom or top right.

If you have more than one PEC account, I would like to point out that you can add them all to the application by calling up the side menu, pressing the arrow next to your PEC address and pressing on the option to manage the accounts .

How to configure the PEC of Aruba

Apple Mail configuration

Do you prefer classic e-mail clients, such as Microsoft Outlook , Apple Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird , to Webmail ? No problem, you can configure your Aruba PEC account also in the latter and use it together with the other accounts configured in the software, without having to open the browser.

Aruba PEC supports both the old POP3 protocol (which allows you to use the account on only one device at a time and delete messages from the server, once downloaded) and the more modern IMAP (which, on the other hand, allows you to synchronize mail on multiple devices and does not delete messages from the server after their download). Obviously, my advice is to use the IMAP protocol.

To configure the Aruba PEC account in your client, all you have to do is go to the settings menu (eg. File> Add account or Account settings> Account settings> New in Outlook or Mail> Add account in Apple Mail) and enter the following parameters.

Account settings

  • Full name: [your name]
  • Email address: certified mail address (eg: @, @, @, @, @, @, @
  • Protocol type: IMAP

Incoming mail server settings

  • Inbox (IMAP):
  • Account name: certified mail address (eg: @, @, @, @, @, @, @
  • Password: PEC box password
  • Use SSL: Activate
  • Authentication: Password
  • Incoming mail server (IMAP) port: 993
  • Host of the incoming mail server:

Outgoing mail server settings

  • Full Name: [your name]
  • Email address: certified mail address (eg: @, @, @, @, @, @, @
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP) port: 465
  • Outgoing mail server host:

The same operation can also be performed in e-mail clients available for mobile operating systems, such as Android and iOS / iPadOS.

In case of problems or, in any case, if you want more information on configuring the Aruba PEC in traditional mail clients, I invite you to consult the official support page dedicated to the topic (in which you will also find the instructions relating to the POP3 protocol and PEC boxes on domain ) and my guide on how to configure the PEC Aruba.

How to renew the PEC Aruba

Renewal of PEC Aruba

Aruba’s PEC service lasts from 1 to 5 years , after which the service must be renewed. If the service is not renewed by the deadline, the certified mailbox remains “suspended” for 90 days , offering only the possibility to consult the mail, without being able to send or receive messages; after 90 days, if the renewal is not carried out, it is deleted (another reason why it would be advisable to save the PEC messages of Aruba, regularly creating backup copies).

Close to the deadline, you will receive an email from Aruba (on the traditional mailbox associated with your account) with the link and instructions to perform the renewal; alternatively, you can activate the automatic renewal service and automatically make the payment for the renewal of the PEC.

To manage the PEC renewal options, connect to your Customer Area (by logging in with your data) and click on the Manage button relating to the Certified Mail . Subsequently, if you want to activate the automatic renewal of the mailbox, move the relative lever located at the top right to Activated .

For further information, I refer you to my tutorial focused specifically on the renewal of Aruba PEC.

For more information

PEC Aruba guide

If any step is still not clear to you and / or you want more information on the PEC service offered by Aruba, I strongly recommend that you consult the official guide of the service , which contains all the information relating to activation, use, renewal. and the configuration of certified e-mail boxes: just select a topic from the left sidebar and read the proposed documentation.

Alternatively, in case you need the direct support of an operator, you can connect to the Aruba support page and, depending on the case, access your account to request assistance on a product you have purchased or click on the Request information button. , to get information on a new service you are interested in.

For more information, you can also consult my guide on how to contact Aruba, in which I explained in detail how to contact the company’s customer care.

Article created in collaboration with Aruba.