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Possible to confirm reading?

In article <4656dk$i1@ugress.uib.no>, Jo Havik <sinha@alfred.uib.no> wrote:
>Is it possible to confirm if the receiver of a message actually reads the
>message?

Yes.  Simply insert the text "please reply to confirm that you have
read this" into the body of your mail message.

>         I have a vauge idea that there is a header like
>"X-confirm-reading-to" or something like that...

There are numerous fields which are intended (by the originator's
user agent) to mean "send a receipt notification".  None are
standardized, and therefore cannot be relied to elicit a receipt
notification even from recipients whose user agents are prepared
to send them.

A receipt notification can only mean "this message was displayed
on the recipient's screen", or "the recipient clicked in the dialogue
box to indicate that she had read the message".  You can never be
sure from a notification that the message has actually been read
and understood.

There is currently an IETF working group (receipt) standardizing
ways of requesting and sending receipt notifications.  See
http://www.ietf.cnri.reston.va.us/html.charters/receipt-charter.html

Tim.
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Tim Goodwin   | "... which works fine, but from a language design aesthetics
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Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.mail.headers
Subject: Re: Possible to confirm reading?
Date: 20 Oct 1995 12:19:01 GMT
Organization: Unipalm PIPEX
Message-ID: <46843l$4qm@wave.news>
References: <4656dk$i1@ugress.uib.no>

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