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How Email Attachment Works with EDI

Requirements  Redundant Mode  Name & Adddress Matching  Email Transmission  Email Format 

Email Attachment is a service that is often desired by higher volume recipients to complement EDI service. EDI service is available for only First Meeting Notices, Discharges, Dismissals and the Notice of Assets. Email attachment will provide all remaining notices electronically.


Email Attachment has two requirements in use that Email Link does not:

  1. The use of a password to open the file
  2. Email Notice Delivery confirmation

Requirements

  1. Password Requirement

    Each PDF attachment will be encrypted and require a password to view the file. This important security measure is designed to protect the sensitive information contained in the document. After your EBN application has been approved, you will be sent an email with a link to create your password. Please note:

    1. Passwords will not expire. You may request that a password be resent to you. It will be sent only to the email address to which your notices are sent.
    2. When you open your PDF file, you will be prompted for your password.
    3. Retain your password for opening your notices even if you have saved them to another storage location. Your password should remain secure. If you have forgotten your password, contact us via the EBN support toll free number.
    4. You must create your password within two (2) weeks of being notified you have been approved. If you do not create a password within the time frame alloted, you will automatically be switched to receive Email Link. Once you have been switched to Email Link, if you wish to receive an email with a PDF attachment you will be required to sign and submit a new agreement.

  2. Email Notice Delivery Confirmation Requirement

    Your email system must be able to provide a confirmation that the notices were successfully delivered to your mailbox. Generally, organizations should have this capability where they control their own email network (i.e., you do not dial up to an Internet Service Provider to retrieve your email). This can generally be achieved by setting up a rules-based response in your email system, sometimes referred to as an "autoresponder" or "Mailbot."

    Many organizations use one of the many email management software products available in the marketplace that can be set-up to provide an email confirmation to a sender upon receipt of an incoming message. Email management software products can provide additional time-saving functions, such as reviewing the contents of the message so that it might be routed to the appropriate individual or group in an organization. Because the body text of an electronic notice itemizes the content of the notice attachment, a mid- or large-size organization could realize significant benefits by utilizing the automatic routing feature of their email management software.

  • PDF requirement

    You must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat PDF reader software installed on your PC. If you do not have this software you can download it free of charge from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
    download Acrobat Reader

  • Noticing Agreement

    You must complete our online Noticing Agreement signup process. You may call our toll-free support number if you require help.

  • Redundant Mode

    1. Upon receipt of your signed Noticing Agreement, the BNC will conduct a test to confirm that your email account is working and that your email provider is capable of returning a valid acknowledgement to confirm that notices were successfully delivered to your mailbox.

    2. Email service will be initiated approximately two weeks after you complete and return the Noticing Agreement.

    3. During the first 30 days of EBN service, the BNC will send the notice electronically as well as mail the paper copy so that you may confirm the process is working properly.

    4. Upon expiration of the 30 day redundant mode (redundant mode begins from the date the BNC sets up your service, not the date of your first EBN notice) all future notices processed by the BNC for this court will only be sent electronically without further notice. Call the BNC at 877-837-3424 if you have other specific needs.

    Name and Address Matching

    When you fill in the Noticing Agreement you must identify the name(s) and address(s) and name synonyms (spelling variations of your name) to which electronic notices are to be sent. For details and examples of the EBN Name and Address matching process click here.

    Email Transmission

    The BNC will transmit the email each evening. The following guidelines apply to email transmission:

    1. The BNC maintains a record confirming delivery of the electronic notice. If the BNC is unable to confirm receipt of the delivery for any reason, the notice will be printed and mailed the following day.

    2. Should electronic noticing delivery to you be unsuccessful three consecutive times, the service will be terminated without further notice and only mailed copies will be sent. You must contact the court EBN coordinator or the BNC to resolve the issue and have electronic noticing service reinstated.

    3. The BNC is not responsible for notices that are acknowledged but your ISP software incorrectly deletes the email for any reason, e.g., if the ISP makes an incorrect determination that the notices are unsolicited "junk" email.

    4. The BNC will not retransmit notices. Contact the court to get another copy.

    5. Not all notices you may receive in a case are processed through the BNC. Notices generated by trustees, attorneys, debtors, and some court-generated notices or orders will continue to be mailed to the address of record at the court.

    Email Format

    Those who use the email service will receive notices as PDF (Portable Data Format) file attachments. PDF is a cross-platform, fully searchable, open file format that retains the fidelity of original documents and has gained acceptance as the standard file format for electronic document distribution and printing.

    PDF files can be shared, viewed and printed by anyone with a free Adobe Acrobat(R) Reader. The Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which allows customers to view, navigate and print documents in PDF directly from within their Web browsers, is available for all major computer platforms including Windows(R), Macintosh(R), Unix, and LINUX. If you do not have it on your system, you can click here to download the free Adobe Acrobat(R) Reader.

    email recipients can select one of the following options for PDF file attachments:

    1. An email that has a single PDF file attachment containing multiple notices. (Example: 20 notices would be sent as 1 email with 1 PDF file attachment). If a method is not chosen on the Noticing Agreement this will be the method used.
    2. A single email for each notice with one PDF file attachment per email. (Example: 20 notices would be sent as 20 emails, each email with one PDF file attachment).
    3. An email that has multiple PDF file attachments (up to 25), each attachment containing 1 notice. (Example: 20 notices would be sent as 1 email with 20 PDF file attachments).

    Each email will formatted as follows:

    1. A subject header containing the BNC email serial number and your Noticing ID number. The serial number increases each time you are sent a message in order to help you determine that you have received all your emails.
    2. Text that describes the number of notices and total notice pages contained in PDF notice file attachment.
    3. Text that shows the name & address of the recipient, case number, court form code, originating court and title of document filed for each notice contained in the PDF notice file attachment.