Member Since: Sep 24, 2006
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro, i7 2.66Ghz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD; iPad 3, iPhone 5
12-14-2006, 12:39 PM
There is a rather disturbing peice of software that allows you to not only know that someone read your email (whether they want you to know or not), but also tells you how long
they spent reading it, how they read it (online or via a download/blackberry etc) and even if they kept it or deleted it.
If anyone I knew or did business with used this without telling me, and I found out, I'd end any kind of relationship with that person immediately.
I occasionally use read-receipts at work, when I send an important message to a group and I need to know who read it - but maybe we really need different responses to read-receipt requests.
There should be a range of read receipt choices to the recipient. For instance, the “I-have-read-your-email-and-it-is-a-load-of-crap” receipt, the “there-is-no-chance-of-me-reading-your-email-ever-so-don’t-send-me-any-more-receipts” receipt, or even the “I-was-thinking-of-replying-to-your-email-but-I-am-not-going-to-now-because-you-have-asked-for-a-receipt” receipt.
(I stole that from this website http://www.technologyandbusiness.com...he_Receipt.htm
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