Subject: Re: spam to my list address
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/09/2000 22:53:58
On 9 Sep 2000, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:

# I've never even heard of "DSN request," tho -- i dunno what it does or
# is.

DSN:  Delivery Status Notification, i.e. "Return-Receipt-To:".

I typically use it for debugging in an unfamiliar environment to make
sure the mail goes where I send it.

Another method of DSN is used by Microshaft Exchange (god help me) which
interacts with the Outlook mailer, and that is a *read* receipt, i.e.
"tell me when $USER *reads* this message."  I've sadly had to resort
to it with my boss so he can't say "I didn't see your e-mail."  Again,
not for common use (there are many privacy advocates who strongly
oppose read receipts, though some of them don't object too strenuously
to return-receipt-to (i.e. delivery notification)).

I *like* delivery notification, i.e. "Your message got here -- what the
user does with it is up to them.".  I use it *rarely*.

# cgd

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