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    Is there an app to show us when msgs are received?

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    Is there an app to show us when msgs are received?
    It would really be helpful to me if I could tell when someone has checked either an SMS, MMS, email, and/or voicemail message that I've left? Is there an app out there that we can use that will send us a notification for when someone has checked these things?
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    Is there an app to show us when msgs are received?
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    I certainly hope not. It's no one's business to know when I choose to check my email or messages and whether I've chosen to reply or blow them off or simply have other matters of greater priority.
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    I believe that would be called "spyware," so no.

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    The closes things is a "read receipt", but it's not standard and only tends to work completely when used within a homogenous corporate environment where everyone is using the same e-mail system and client.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    I certainly hope not. It's no one's business to know when I choose to check my email or messages and whether I've chosen to reply or blow them off or simply have other matters of greater priority.
    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    I believe that would be called "spyware," so no.
    It's not "Spyware" by any means. Actually it's built into some SMS/MMS systems on some phones. Heck, my old Palm 700P would put a check mark next to an SMS/MMS when the receiving phone acknowledged receipt. That didn't mean the other person had read it, just that the other phone had in fact gotten the message and sent a machine receipt back (maybe it was the network acknowledging that the other phone had gotten it though). It was actually pretty handy and something I miss in the iPhone.

    Some cell company is now advertising this feaster on one of the new Blackberry's IIRC.


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    What's a feaster? Does the iPhone 4 have them?

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    SMS receipts are sent when the carrier receives them, not the end recipient. So no guarantees there.... (it's certainly that way in the UK.... not sure about other countries)
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