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by 2501 (Pilgrim)
on Apr 26, 2001 at 00:33 UTC ( #75610=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

2501 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have been looking around for a way to send out emails via a perl module that request receipts such as MDN or DSN but I haven't seen anything that covers it when I run some searches.
Does anyone know of any good docs or modules for this?
I am willing to roll my own solution if I can find some decent documentation.
thanks for your time,
2501

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Re: Email receipts
by turnstep (Parson) on Apr 26, 2001 at 00:40 UTC

    All you have to is add the proper header. I don't know if any of the mail modules support that directly, but almost allow you to add a header. Personally I find return receipts rude and unnecessary, but I understand that some people like them.

    IIRC, the correct header is:

    Return-receipt-to: you@example.com

    Update: Found a good blurb about it:
    http://www.uvm.edu/~ashawley/pine/faq/sending.html.
    Worth a read, before implementing something like this.

(Reading receipt) Re: Email receipts
by arhuman (Vicar) on Apr 26, 2001 at 12:05 UTC
    I'd just add to confirm OPENING BY THE CLIENT
    (work only with some mail clients (outlook is one of them))

    X-Confirm-Reading-To: yourname@your.domain

    "Only Bad Coders Badly Code In Perl" (OBC2IP)

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