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It is common here to use registered mail if you need to send something important and need proof. However, a proof of receipt does not guaranty the content of the letter. What if you purposely send, or the recipient claims to receive, just an empty envelop?
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Re: Registered mail

Registered mail does not cover that.

When we need proof that someone has opened and examined the contents of an envelope we have to simply hand deliver it and provide them with a document to sign as confirmation.

This works in Zurich and its environs but so far nobody has asked me to go further afield to achieve this...

Registered mail will only confirm that the envelope was delivered.
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Re: Registered mail

Registered mail is usually used when the positions have to be set out clearly, and often when some action is about to be required within a certain set time limit.

If you ever receive an empty envelope by registered mail, and you know that there is a reason why that sender might reasonably want to send you a letter, you should write to the sender immediately, stating that the envelope arrived without contents, so that you do not know what the message would have been, and ask them to re-send their letter, so that you can decide what to do next.

Similarly, it is not a wise idea to send someone an empty envelope by registered mail, as they should respond similarly, asking you to declare your position clearly.
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