[Mailman-Users] how to get "my letter is opened" information without Delivery or read receipts are being checked

Anthony Frost vulch at vulch.org
Mon Apr 16 16:14:43 CEST 2012

Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:

>> I would use an image tag for it, with an online source. The source would be
>> a php webpage and variables (letter id, recepient id) would be given to that
>> page by the letter (or Outlook, etc.) 
> Some people (including me) do not read HTML-Mails (but only plain/text),
> also for that reason.

It would also fall foul of the UK government interpretation of the EU
Privacy and Communications Directive, and probably of other EU nations
legislation interpreting the directive. The main target of the directive
is cookies, but other means are also covered.


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