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RE: readnotify.com
From: "Ebeling, Jr., Herman Frederick" <hfebelingjr () lycos com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 13:12:59 -0500

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From: Larry Offley [mailto:lucullus () telus net]
Sent: Wednesday, 25 January, 2006 03:43
To: hfebelingjr () lycos com
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: readnotify.com

: Yes and no. First we need to know how they know you read your e-mail. I
: common way is the use of a "Web bug" these usually consist of a small
: 1x1 image file usually the same color as the back ground of a html
: e-mail message or transparent. This method is easy and works on all
: platforms (Linux/mac/pc). If you use a mail client that doesn't auto
: download referenced images, then the server hosting the image can't
: tell you have read the message. Read the provided wiki link for more on
: the subject.
: 
: Wiki on web bugs   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webbug
: 
: Larry Offley
: 
: Ebeling, Jr., Herman Frederick wrote:
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: : Does anyone know anything about a web site called
: : (http://www.readnotify.com/)?  If so does anyone know of anyway to
: : prevent it from sending it's return receipts to the sender?
: : 
: : Herman

Larry,

        Thanks for the link, I'll read it as soon as I get done with my E-Mail. 
Can O2k be set so that it doesn't auto download images?  if so where does
one go to change the setting?

        Ok, what about their "self-destructing" E-Mail, E-Mail that the sender can
"revoke," preventing the recipient from either printing or forwarding an
E-Mail?  How do they do those things???

Herman
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