The Italian council of ministers has approved the setting up of a system for sending "registered" e-mails, making it possible for an e-mail to be recognised as a legal document. The measure will make Italy one of the first countries in the world to give legal validity to documents sent electronically. Authorised servers will be set up to certify the delivery of e-documents for a fee and send a receipt to the sender, which will constitute legal proof that the message, and any attachments, have been sent and delivered to the recipient.