[imp] disposition notification reg.

ANANT S ATHAVALE asa at isac.gov.in
Tue Aug 19 09:15:03 UTC 2008

Dear Eris,

Thanks for your guidance.  But, as I understand, enabling the option  
for "Prompt to send read receipt when requested by the sender?"  
enables one to send read-receipt if the user wishes.  If it is  
disabled, neither it will prompt nor it will send read-receipt.  This  
is based on my experience.  Can anybody confirm whether whatever is  
happening in my setup is as expected or it should have sent  
read-receipt automatically to the sender if that option is disabled.


Quoting Eric Jon Rostetter <eric.rostetter at physics.utexas.edu>:

> Quoting ANANT S ATHAVALE <asa at isac.gov.in>:
>>> Whenever I get a message with a read-request, I am prompted for sending
>>> disposition notification.
> Sounds great!
>>> So, the disposition notification is sent
>>> only if I wish.
> Yes, indeed!
>>> Is there any specific reason why I am prompted?  Can
> Because the option is set that way for you.  And, in more general terms,
> since many people feel that read receipts and such are an invasion of
> privacy, and shouldn't be done automatically without their consent.  And
> because it stops, say a spam/malware writer from getting confirmations
> that your email is valid.
>>> it be not sent automatically when a mail is opened.
> I think so.  In IMP, select options, then Message Viewing, and at the bottom
> uncheck the option for "Prompt to send read receipt when requested by the
> sender?"  See iu that does what you want.
>>> Is there a
>>> configuration to achieve it?
> Yes, so to speak (it is a user preference, not a configuration item per se,
> though you can/do configure preferences also, so it is really about
> definitions).
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> Eric Rostetter
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> The University of Texas at Austin
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Anant Athavale.

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