Have you folks started seeing those obnoxious "Read Receipt" messages from
NeXT users, in response to mail you send to a mailing list?
If you haven't seen this yet, apparently when a NeXT user reads a
message, the NeXT mail client sends a message like the following:
From: Joe User <Joe_User@NeXT.COM>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Brent Chapman)
Subject: Read Receipt
Your message regarding "random subject" of Mon Nov 30 16:12:00 1992
was read on Tue Dec 1 09:27:59 1992
back to the originator!
Frankly, if I send a message to a mailing list with hundreds or thousands
of people on it, I really don't _care_ when each individual reads it.
At most, this damn thing should follow the same rules as a well-written
"vacation" program, and not autoreply to messages unless the recipient
(or one of a list of specified aliases) appears explicitly in the "To:"
or "Cc:" line.
Is this a per-user thing that I can badger offenders to turn off, or is
it something enabled on a system-wide basis that I need to bother the
sysadmins at these sites about? Or, heaven forbid, is there no way at
all to turn this misfeature off?
Brent Chapman Great Circle Associates
Brent@GreatCircle.COM 1057 West Dana Street
+1 415 962 0841 Mountain View, CA 94041