On Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:50:53 -0800, Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org> wrote:
> i did something to evolution (or mail) so it sends a "your mail was
> opened on u...@foo.com". i've been hunting thru the mutt docs; i do
> not see how to get a similar ack from mutt as evo. is there, perhaps
> a sendmail.[cf|mc] way lost in the reams of pages in my sendmail book?
> [2 da ago i send cold-call mail to a few experts; one at least read my
> paragraph. i'd like to know at least that my mail arr and hopefully
> was glanced at!]
I don't think there's a way to *force* the recipients of your messages
to reply whenever they read a post. Your MUA can "ask" for this sort of
'email receipt', but the recipient can always ignore it.
My mailers always ignore this sort of mis-feature, for instance, because
I consider it a violation of my privacy. Whenever I get one of these
``call home'' emails, I can't help but think:
``Why would you want to know that I woke up in the middle of the night,
fired up Emacs, read a few qmail messages, but then thought it best to
keep sleeping rather than reply to your message?''
Having said that, you can configure _your_ mutt instance to send DSN
replies. Look for the dsn_notify and dsn_return options in the manual
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