[PLUG-TALK] MUAs and "Mail Opened" Indicator
galens at seitzassoc.com
Fri Feb 1 08:08:53 PST 2008
Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Feb 2008, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>> 1) Can outlook determine if the message has been opened when the
>>> recipient's MUA is pine, mutt, elm, Thunderchicken, Sylpheed, or something
>>> other than Outlook?
>> Yes, using IMAP.
>>> 2) Is this capability of determining whether recipients have seen a sent
>>> message available in any other MUA?
>> I think it's universally enough supported in IMAP that you don't have
>> to sweat it.
> So, I need to read about IMAP to understand how it works.
> Thank you,
I think there's some confusion here. I think Paul thought you were
asking whether when a single recipient, using two different MUAs to
read email, does one MUA know when the other has opened a given email.
Richard, I assume you were asking whether any common Linux MUA
supports notifying the sender that an email has been opened. In
Thunderbird these are called 'Return Receipts', and I believe that
they are disabled by default. Here's a good explanation.
I suspect most Linux users consider return receipts a waste of
bandwidth, if not an invasion of privacy. I would expect most Linux
MUAs to either not support them, or have them default to disabled.
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