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quote:Originally posted by arielYes. I know that atleast AOL mail allows you to unsend mail if it has not yet been read so I think there is also a way to check if it has been read. Or you canjust try to unsend the email...and if it has been read...then it will not let you
quote:Originally posted by arielSorry, :-/George is rightI was wrongjust tried...and it can only unsend AOL mail to other AOL users ariel
quote:Originally posted by another_someonequote:Originally posted by arielSorry, :-/George is rightI was wrongjust tried...and it can only unsend AOL mail to other AOL users arielDid you ever doubt it [}:)]George
quote:Originally posted by time-copcarolynwhy dont you just phone him and tell him he is dumped,instead of hiding behind an e-mail shield ?.any way its more fun to phone,you can hear him snivelling,and begging for a second chance ! !http://www.armybarmy.org
quote:Having said all of that, there is a subtle way you can set up a system to determine if an email has been read, but it does require some technical competence, and can still be defeated by some mail readers if the user knows to configure the mail reader correctly.It is always very easy to determine if someone has visited a web site (as I demonstrated when you had problems, and I asked you to visit my web site, and then I read the logs from my web site and could tell when you looked at the site, and what you looked at on the site, and some information about your browser, etc.).If you embed an image in your email (for instance, a logo on your invoice) that points to your web site, then it is very likely that when the email is read, the browser will grab the logo image from your web site, and you will be able to see when that image has been accessed. There are various subtle things you can do to make the information a little more unambiguous, but that is the general principle.This also depends upon sending your email as HTML rather than plain text, and upon the person receiving the email having his mail reader read HYML; but then, if you are sending invoices, you will either be doing this as an attachment to your email (which will not work for this method), or as a HTML formatted email item.You may recall some time ago there was a topic on here where people posted pictures of there desktop, and I posted a picture of my desktop, and the image was actually stored on my web site. It is still the case that every time anyone visits that topic, I see a record turn up on my web logs to say someone has accessed that image.As I said, it is possible to configure the mail reader to stop the mail reader from accessing images on external web sites, and if they do this, then rather than seeing your logo on the invoice, they will only see a blank square, and your web site will not log the fact that they have read your email. As far as I am aware, most people do not yet configure their mail reader in this way, although I personally would always do so, because I consider any kind of logging of email to be a potential security risk – but then, I'm paranoid 
quote:Review - MSGTAG A better way to get a read receipt? MSGTAG has a simple function. It allows you to find out if and when someone has read an email you have sent them. Most email packages let you request a read-receipt but unless the recipients mail program or server supports this function, you’ll never know if it has worked or not. MSGTAG uses a simple method to increase your chances of getting a reliable result.How it WorksOnce installed and configured, the actual operation is both invisible and seamless – the sender has to take no further action. MSGTAG intercepts your emails as they are sent to your ISPs mail server and adds a tiny embedded and unique tag to your email. When the recipient opens it, the tag is activated and MSGTAG’s server detects the unique code it contains and is thus able to identify which email it is. This information is in turn relayed back to your PC.How well does it work?In the main, MSGTAG works very well. We tried using it within various email clients and it all seemed to work very smoothly. The dashboard option made life much easier with its at a glance list of where things stood. On the downside, many newer email packages are specifically blocking images embedded in emails in an attempt to control junk mail and offensive graphics. This could be a problem. However, the developers of MSGTAG report that despite the increasing use of one such email program, Outlook 2003, there has been no drop off in their successful hit rates. However, they are aware that this could be an issue in the future and are developing new techniques to ensure their hit rates continue to be as good as they are. Currently the MSGTAG servers successfully detect over 70% of emails being read with this figure currently rising. If you think 70% isn’t so impressive try requesting a read-receipt using your usual email program and see what happens!MSGTAG Status can be used to mark email addresses of people who you know don’t work with MSGTAG so you can disable them in those cases to cut down on the build up of untriggered tags.One thing to note is that due to the reliance on SMTP, MSGTAG doesn’t work with Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and other non SMTP based email systems. You can use it to send to people using those systems though