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Email read ...
« on: May 01, 2008, 05:18:45 AM »
Hi,

I want to know if there is a way for me to know whether there is a way for me to know if the emails I have sent to a person have been read by him/her or not.

I  use Yahoo mail.

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Re: Email read ...
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 08:49:28 AM »
I don't see anything in yahoo for that. In outlook, you can ask for a read receipt...

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Re: Email read ...
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 09:27:15 AM »
Outlook Express, too. 

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Re: Email read ...
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 11:30:29 AM »
Mozilla Thunderbird also has this feature.  From the little bit of poking around I did, it looks as if you need to use e-mail client software for this feature.  I did, however, stumble into this page .  Actually, I very nearly tripped and fell over it!  This caused me to exclaim (in my best English accent), "Aha! A clue!"

The page describes two methods for ways of tracking e-mail.  The article also says they are not one hundred per cent reliable, but they are methods you may use.  The first involves a white one pixel image that is imbedded in the mail. When the mail is opened, it is reported back to you.  The second involves including a hyperlink in your email.  IF the person clicks the link, it is reported to you.

I find the second especially problematic in the sense that we are always being enticed to click things on the 'net, and it do get old... ::)

At least, with the e-mail clients, everything is "above board."  The recipient is notified that there is a receipt request on this e-mail, and asked if they wixh to proceed.  (It's been a long time since I've received one.)
« Last Edit: May 01, 2008, 01:32:21 PM by Aegis »


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Re: Email read ...
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 08:03:26 PM »
Currently, none of the web-based emails, including GMail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail, offer any kind of delivery notifications or read receipts.
But....
...read here: http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/10/internet-email-hacks-get-notified-when.html
and here: http://www.infopackets.com/channels/en/windows/gazette/2004/20040116_message_tag_status_review.htm

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008, 08:22:30 PM »
I really like that infopackets article, Broni.  Thank you.


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Re: Email read ...
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2008, 08:24:07 PM »
All yours :)

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Re: Email read ...
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008, 08:27:38 PM »
One of these days, I'm gonna fix someone's computer problem!  I really am!   ;) ::) :P ;D


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Re: Email read ...
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008, 08:30:34 PM »
I'm sure, you'll.
It's just a learning process. That's all.

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Re: Email read ...
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2008, 08:55:30 PM »
Well, part of it is that I'm kinda out of practice, part of it is that I usually need to "see" the problem -- helps if I have the operating system in front of me to "say" go here, here, or here; and some of it is that I'll try stuff on my own system that I won't just throw out there to other people.

I do enjoy the forum, though.


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Re: Email read ...
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2008, 09:13:08 PM »
I'd recommend, you install some OS on virtual partition, and there you can play with it, you can mess with it, you can break it, if necessary.

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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2008, 10:01:32 PM »
Alright guys I like both the things Message tags and that lil gf image n link thing but I'm not able to decide which option to choose.

In the messagetag I need to have a "POP3" compatible email program or else I need to download  YPOP .

In the other one I need to put in that image or link through statcounter.com .

Which would be easier and better.

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Re: Email read ...
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2008, 10:10:05 PM »
Aw. now you want me to work???   ;)

All right, let's see...   :)


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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2008, 10:20:10 PM »
All right, it seems like the last option, the Message Tag system, works with the Email client of your choice, so you'd need Outlook or Firefox, etc., and you can set the Tag system to auto-flag and track your mail, so you don't have to worry about all that.

The only real reason to use an e-mail client is if you want the e-mail to download to your computer, without having to save e-mails manually.  Currently, I leave all the mail I want to save on the Gmail server.  I may change that, and start using client software; however I digress...

Of the other two systems, I like the first one, that deals with the pixel, and tracks the pixel (although they warn that it doesn't always track).  I need to look at these some more.


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Re: Email read ...
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2008, 10:26:04 PM »
If you suggest I go with messagetags, then here I go, I'm downloading YPOP.