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Please help me to find a email class which contains the functions
for sending email as well as email tracking.
Thanks
Rahul S

May 16 '07 #1
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On May 16, 8:21 am, rahul sinha <rahul...@gmail.comwrote:
Please help me to find a email class which contains the functions
for sending email as well as email tracking.
Thanks
Rahul S
What exactly is it that you want to track? As in when people open the
mail or what?

May 16 '07 #2

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On May 16, 2:35 pm, Sarel <sare...@gmail.comwrote:
On May 16, 8:21 am, rahul sinha <rahul...@gmail.comwrote:
Please help me to find a email class which contains the functions
for sending email as well as email tracking.
Thanks
Rahul S

What exactly is it that you want to track? As in when people open the
mail or what?
Yeah..

May 16 '07 #3

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rahul sinha wrote:
On May 16, 2:35 pm, Sarel <sare...@gmail.comwrote:
>On May 16, 8:21 am, rahul sinha <rahul...@gmail.comwrote:
>> Please help me to find a email class which contains the functions
for sending email as well as email tracking.
Thanks
Rahul S
What exactly is it that you want to track? As in when people open the
mail or what?

Yeah..
You can't reliably know when someone opens their email. For instance,
my email reader is configured to ask before sending an acknowledgment.
I may or may not acknowledge receipt - depending on who it is and how
I'm feeling that day.

--
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Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
js*******@attglobal.net
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May 16 '07 #4

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On May 17, 1:29 pm, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
rahul sinha wrote:
On May 16, 2:35 pm, Sarel <sare...@gmail.comwrote:
On May 16, 8:21 am, rahul sinha <rahul...@gmail.comwrote:
> Please help me to find a email class which contains the functions
for sending email as well as email tracking.
Thanks
Rahul S
What exactly is it that you want to track? As in when people open the
mail or what?
Yeah..

You can't reliably know when someone opens their email. For instance,
my email reader is configured to ask before sending an acknowledgment.
I may or may not acknowledge receipt - depending on who it is and how
I'm feeling that day.

--
==================
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
jstuck...@attglobal.net
==================
I agree, there's no reliable way to see whether people have opened
your mail. One way is to have a 1x1 pixel image, that is actually a
PHP script on your server, but then again, people have to have images
set to download automatically for that. Even with that, a lot of
people still go online, download their mail, and then go offline and
read through them - especially home users.

May 16 '07 #5

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On May 16, 8:11 am, Sarel <sare...@gmail.comwrote:
On May 17, 1:29 pm, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
rahul sinha wrote:
On May 16, 2:35 pm, Sarel <sare...@gmail.comwrote:
>On May 16, 8:21 am, rahul sinha <rahul...@gmail.comwrote:
>> Please help me to find a email class which contains the functions
>>for sending email as well as email tracking.
>> Thanks
>>Rahul S
>What exactly is it that you want to track? As in when people open the
>mail or what?
Yeah..
You can't reliably know when someone opens their email. For instance,
my email reader is configured to ask before sending an acknowledgment.
I may or may not acknowledge receipt - depending on who it is and how
I'm feeling that day.
--
==================
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
jstuck...@attglobal.net
==================

I agree, there's no reliable way to see whether people have opened
your mail. One way is to have a 1x1 pixel image, that is actually a
PHP script on your server, but then again, people have to have images
set to download automatically for that. Even with that, a lot of
people still go online, download their mail, and then go offline and
read through them - especially home users.
Something else that should be mentioned is that there are privacy
implications with this situation as well. I don't really want you to
know when I open your email, lest you have some marketing (or equally
sinister) motivation in mind. If you were seriously evil (read:
marketing) you could argue that opening your email established a
business relationship with me and use it as an excuse to telemarket in
a way that the Do Not Call list would allow.

That might be extreme. Bottom line is, you don't need to know when I
open your email.

May 16 '07 #6

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Sarel wrote:
On May 17, 1:29 pm, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.netwrote:
>rahul sinha wrote:
>>On May 16, 2:35 pm, Sarel <sare...@gmail.comwrote:
On May 16, 8:21 am, rahul sinha <rahul...@gmail.comwrote:
Please help me to find a email class which contains the functions
for sending email as well as email tracking.
Thanks
Rahul S
What exactly is it that you want to track? As in when people open the
mail or what?
Yeah..
You can't reliably know when someone opens their email. For instance,
my email reader is configured to ask before sending an acknowledgment.
I may or may not acknowledge receipt - depending on who it is and how
I'm feeling that day.

--
==================
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
jstuck...@attglobal.net
==================

I agree, there's no reliable way to see whether people have opened
your mail. One way is to have a 1x1 pixel image, that is actually a
PHP script on your server, but then again, people have to have images
set to download automatically for that. Even with that, a lot of
people still go online, download their mail, and then go offline and
read through them - especially home users.
Yep, that's another good point. My reader is set to not display remote
images unless I click on a button. And mail from those I don't know
don't get the button clicked. And a 1x1 pixel image probably wouldn't
be noticeable enough to cause a click, anyway.

Besides - if you want to include a remote image, you need to send it as
html - and some people disable html email, also.
--
==================
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
js*******@attglobal.net
==================
May 16 '07 #7

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