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Re: Detecting an email address

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Oct 18, 2002 at 21:07 UTC ( #206434=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Detecting an email address

If you mean getting a confirmation that the mail was read, then it can be done, if I take your question literally, then no.

But the ways to achieve that have nothing to do with Perl, and it's an evil thing to want. In either case, if I knew you were doing this, I'd go offline before opening your mail - if I did so at all.

It is none of your business if folks in your userbase choose not to disclose their real email address to you.

Makeshifts last the longest.


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Re: Re: Detecting an email address
by jlongino (Parson) on Oct 18, 2002 at 22:29 UTC
    Actually, depending on your E-mail Client, it may be possible to specify via preferences that acknowledgements are never sent.

    --Jim

      I'm not referring to sending mail with a receipt notification header. But I'll leave it at that.

      Update: the method waswas-fng detailed was what I meant; using a webbug. I wanted to avoid it being mentioned, but oh well.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

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