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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 ! !...sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please
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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