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Old 22. Oct 2018, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is it possible to detect those who detect your email?

There are ways for you to know if someone has received/read your email.
Is there a way to know if someone is doing so?
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Old 22. Oct 2018, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not likely. If you want that feature then you should be using messaging/chat where that sort of capability does exist.

For email, it is specific events that trigger the change in read status for an email message. There is no continuous monitoring and there is no monitoring on the recipient's device. The most common method to update the read status of an email is to insert a small linked image in the email. When the email is opened the image is updated from the originating website so it is known that the email has been opened.

To know if someone is reading the email, or at least has it open in a visible window, would require active monitoring through the execution of code on the recipients computer. As there is no active software in the email, it would be easiest to do this through the software used to view the email (email client or web app). Then yourself and the recipient would have to be viewing emails using compatible email software. And the recipient would almost certainly have to explicitly agree to being monitored in this way.
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Old 22. Oct 2018, 08:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Reason i'm asking is because of spam mail.
Guess that even if they do know i opened or even clicked on their message to delete, my only option to give them a bit of run for their money, is to "reply" with a forwarding of their message to "me@rescam.org"
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Old 24. Oct 2018, 09:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 24. Oct 2018, 02:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you Panzer, will get acquainted with what seems to be a promising add-on.
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Old 25. Oct 2018, 08:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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