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Email nonsense

Sun May 23 22:58:16 GMT 2004 Email nonsense

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47267-2004May22.html

How clueless are these people?

This supposedly foolproof notification works by imbedding html in the email. There is NO way for you to know whether or not someone has opened email unless they have HTML enabled. Yes, that may be true for a great many Microsoft users, but it certainly doesn't have to be, so anyone concerned about their privacy simply has to shut off html.

Yet most other media coverage buys the company's claim that this will always work. It won't, and it is easily thwarted.



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