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PEC free: You need to send a registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt but, since you would like to avoid long queues at the post office, you are thinking of activating a PEC, that is, a certified e-mail box through which you can exchange messages with a legal value equal to that of registered mail with return receipt? Would you also like to know if it is possible to access this type of service for free? Then know that you are in the right place!

In today’s guide, in fact, I will talk to you in detail about how you can get one PEC free For a limited period of time. But first I will explain in detail how certified mail works and I will explain in detail the best services of this type offered by the various providers available at the moment.

If, therefore, you can’t wait to deepen the subject, I invite you to sit comfortably and take just a few minutes of free time, in order to read carefully what I am about to explain. You will see that, at the end of the reading, you will have clarified the functioning of the PEC and the possibilities available to you to activate one for free. Let it bet?

Preliminary information

Before I tell you about the offers that allow you to get one PEC freeI must provide you with some preliminary information regarding this service.

Let’s start with the basics. There PEC (acronym for Certified mail) is a verified e-mail service, through which all citizens can send and receive messages with a legal value equal to that of a registered letter with return receipt. Certified e-mail is therefore used for the exchange of e-mails officially and is a tool also used by companies and the Public Administration. In this regard, it should be emphasized that since 2013 it has become mandatory for all companies (including individual companies) as well as for professionals enrolled in an association or board, to have a certified e-mail address. For private citizens, however, there is no obligation in this regard.

The main functionality of the PEC, which differentiates this service from traditional e-mail is that the messages are, precisely certificates, which guarantees their authenticity and the fact that they have been sent and received by sender and recipient. The PEC service still allows the sending of emails. As evidence of this, we also receive notifications of acceptance and therefore of receipt by the recipient of each message sent and delivered successfully.

Given the benefits of PEC, many people are wondering if it is possible to get a service of PEC free forever. Well, unfortunately the answer is no. Certified e-mail is a paid service; however there are some cases in which it is possible to activate a free PEC service for a limited period of time (usually from 6 months to 1 year), at the end of which a paid plan must be subscribed on an annual, two-year or three-year basis.

If you have searched for information regarding the PEC free INPS or to other free PEC services of a state nature, you must know that, until a few years ago the PEC it was offered free of charge by the Italian Government (but only for communications to Public Administrations); however, from 2014 this service is no longer subscribable.

Having said that, let’s move on to the practical side of the matter: despite what many believe, to use a certified mailbox there is no need to download any special software or use smart cards or other dedicated hardware devices.

The PEC, in fact, can be used from a web panel and / or through one of the most common e-mail clients (such as Outlook, Windows 10 Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird or Apple Mail), using traditional protocols. POP (not recommended) e IMAP (recommended).

The “magic” happens all “behind the scenes”. To explain it in simple terms, each message sent with the PEC is validated by the sender’s provider, then sent to the recipient’s provider, also validated by the latter and, finally, if everything is in order, delivered to the end user.

Free private PEC

Free private PEC

Once we understand how the PEC works, let’s get to the heart of the matter, or how to get one PEC free of charge, albeit for a limited time. In the next chapters, in fact, I want to talk to you about which are the best known services that offer a free trial period for the use of a certified mailbox.



The certified email service of LegalMail is the first one I want to tell you about, as it allows you to get one PEC box for free by signing up for a 6-month trial version of your plan Silver, which allows you to have an 8GB mailbox with a security archive, access from mobile devices and SMS notifications included. Once the initial trial period is over, the service costs 39 euros + VAT per year.

Alternatively, there are paid packages Bronze (25 euros + VAT per year) e Gold (75 euros + VAT per year) which include, respectively, a 5GB PEC mailbox with security archive, notifications via SMS and access from mobile devices and a 15GB PEC with the possibility of receiving notifications via SMS, archive functionality security and access from mobile devices. All without free trial versions.

To sign up for the trial version of the plan Silver Of LegalMailyou need to connect to the official site of the servicepress the button Try for freein order to specify the data of the mailbox to be activated, register for the service using the appropriate form and submit an activation request, by entering all your personal data or those relating to your company.


Among the best services that allow you to get one PEC free there is also that of Register.ita well-known hosting and domain company, which offers the possibility to activate the plan PEC Agile which includes a free 2 GB PEC mailbox for 6 months. In case of non-renewal, however, you have to pay 9.90 euros as a setup cost.

The package also includes SMS notifications and access from mobile and web. Its price, at the end of the free trial, is 33.90 euros per year + VAT.

Alternatively, there is the service Single certified e-maildedicated to business customers, which allows you to obtain a PEC account from 3 to 5 GB, access from the Web and much more, at a cost of € 33.90 per year + VAT.

To activate a PEC free of charge for 6 months with, connect to official company websitepress the button Activate for freeaccept the terms and conditions of use of the service, click on the button Proceed and register, indicating your personal data or those relating to your company.

Other PEC offers


As an alternative to the PEC offers above, you may want to evaluate the certified e-mail services offered by other companies, even if they do not currently offer a free trial version. However, given the low cost of PEC boxes, I recommend that you take them into consideration.

  • PosteCert of Poste Italiane is a service designed for private users. The cost of the PEC Private base is 5.50 euros + VAT per year and included is a 100MB certified email account which, however, has a maximum number of 200 mailings per day. Business users can purchase a professional service dedicated to them: PEC Base Business which includes 5 PEC boxes of 1GB of 200 mailings per day or Advanced Business PEC which, while offering the same services as PEC Base Business, adds the possibility of having as an additional service the possibility of keeping all the notices and receipts of the PEC. The prices of the PEC mailboxes for business users are not indicated, as the companies concerned must contact the territorial sales managers for the Business Market and the Public Administration.
  • MailPEC is the Certified Electronic Mail service offered by Libero, designed for both the needs of private users and professionals. The prices depend on the type of service you want to subscribe to: there is the service Family PEC (14.99 euros per year) which offers storage space of 1 GB and the possibility of having unlimited emails. On the other hand, the service is designed for business users PEC Unlimited (30 euros + VAT per year): the offer includes a certified email with an unlimited space for messages.
  • Aruba includes 3 PEC services in its price list: PEC Standard (5 euros + VAT per year). The service includes a 1GB mailbox and the ability to access via mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets; PEC Pro (25 euros + VAT per year) which offers a 2GB mailbox with 3GB of archive and SMS notifications and, finally, PEC Premium (40 euros + VAT per year) which includes a 2GB PEC mailbox with 8GB of archive space and SMS notifications.
  • KOLST PEC offers a basic plan called Smart in line with the market offers: the cost is 5 euros + VAT the first year (from the second year it becomes 6 € + VAT / year) and allows you to have a certified e-mail box on a third level domain with 1GB of space , unlimited mailings, access via WebMail, as well as receipt notifications. Thought for business users, there is a plan Domain 5 which costs 10 euros + VAT the first year (from the second year it becomes 20 € + VAT / year). Included in the offer is also a 5GB mailbox that can be activated on your domain. Alternatively, the called offer is present Domain 10 from 30 euros per year + VAT for the first year (from the second year it becomes 40 € + VAT / year): this package includes the purchase of a 10GB PEC mailbox on your domain and SMS alerts.