Whoever is making you do this kind of assignment needs to be kicked in the teeth. This is how Spammers get you on their mailing list. This way, when that request is triggered, your email is verified and you are placed on their list. I would be very happy if no one helped you with this. Not because I want you to fail your assignment, but because this, to me, is the same as asking how to write a virus. And you can tell your instructor I said so.
Joined: Mar 08, 2003
Thanks for you mail. Well..I was confident of receiving such a response Now I've confirmed that this really is an impossible task assigned :-) and I shall definitely forward your reply to the concerned person. Thanks again for your reply.
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Originally posted by Amit Shanker: Well..I'm surprised. How have these people done it. Visit the site listed below. Any clue ? http://www.readnotify.com
I don't know. What I do know, though, is that I would be very angry if someone used it on me.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Joined: May 05, 2000
One way spammers do it is to have an image encoded as a perl script with a parameter encoded that identifies the user. That is why outlook sucks since outlook automatically displays HTML email.
that's why i ran pine... hehehehe... PS. this is one of the most "STUPID" assignment I have seem so far. It's like your Operating System class professor asks you and your classmates to write a piece of software than consume all resource in lab class at the same time on school system just to show how easy it is to write crappy software!!!
Joined: May 05, 2000
readnotify doesn't work in all cases. It requires that you be connected to the internet when reading emails, for example. The only sure way to know if someone read your email would be to send a link to the recipient that they need to click on to see the actual email.
That is why outlook sucks since outlook automatically displays HTML email. Oddly enough, Outlook 2003 does not display html by default. I have resorted to just using SquirrelMail with my IMAP server at home. So I don't have to run some clumsy email client on my PC. I know, off topic. Sorry.