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Postby Manip » Fri Mar 21, 2003 5:35 am

I want to place in my E-Mail a Image that will tell me when someone has read that mail (I'm not a noob spammer). I was wondering what method should I employ to have an image redirected to a location such as

/HaveRead.php?Subject='late Dilivery'

but the script will store the Subject as a read message and send a Image to the users (Person I sent the mail to) machine
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Postby Redcircle » Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:20 am

I don't condone those practices and believe it is downright unethical. I know that it may help an advertising campaign but it's blatent invasion of privicy. It's as bad as keeping track when someone uses the bathroom. Or spying on your girlfriend to see if she's talking to her ex.

There is already a function that will request the user to send a recipt.

BUT... everyone has a price.. how much are you willing to pay for the code :)
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Postby Manip » Fri Mar 21, 2003 12:06 pm

No, I don't want to invade ppls privacy or sell them anything but people keep saying "Oh I never got that e-mail" to me as an excuse and I want to see if it's a problem or if these people are really getting them. I don't think it has ethical problems because this will only happen with my E-Mails and not give me any personal info other than that they have read them
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Postby WiZARD » Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:58 pm

wait you asking why peaple know you mail adress?
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Postby Redcircle » Fri Apr 04, 2003 6:23 am

When you are sending the emails you can ask for a recipt. It will let the user know you have requested one. If they send it or not is up to them.
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Postby *JaH* » Fri Apr 04, 2003 1:46 pm

just place an image in the email, like

image.php?email=john@doe.com

if the user reads your email the script will be called then you can do with it whatever you want and return the image :)

how you'll do it is up to you, cuz I agree with what the others have said, it's unethical :)
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Postby Oromian » Fri Apr 04, 2003 3:01 pm

Within the php page, display the image. Also do a SQL query or insertion into a text file within the page and leave the variable to be defined within the URL as a $_GET variable. Then once they open the email image.php?e=yourfriend@hotmail.com will sent the information to the database telling you that "$e" email read the messege.

If you use the php mail() function, then you can easily find out the subject of the mail, the time you sent it, the time they sent it, the IP they read it on, the IP you read it on, the language of computer they use, and time of which your server read it, and more...

It all really depends what you want to use, php has a ton of ways to determine things about the user.

http://ca.php.net/manual/en/language.va ... efined.php

http://ca.php.net/manual/en/reserved.va ... les.server
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