According to unnamed sources, Fred H Olson WB0YQM is alleged to have written:
=> I have a small list that lately has gotten a few messages of the form:
=> >Confirmation of reading: your message -
=> > Date: 19 Dec 95 14:59
=> > To: email@example.com
=> > Subject: rtk.net
=> >Was read at 23:46, 19 Dec 95.
=> These seem to be generated by the PEGASUS mailer,
=> maybe in response to a request for confirmation
=> maybe only in response to a request for confirmation from another
=> PEGUSUS generated message. I really dont know the details of this
=> The list with the problem runs under majordomo. Curiously my big list
=> under Listproc has not had this problem.
=> Has anyone found a general solution to keeping the list cluttered
=> with these (short of filtering messages that start with
=> "Confirmation of Reading" )
We added a segment to the FAQ for the mailing list that is also sent when
>ATTN: PEGASUS MAIL USERS!!! Your mailer is responsible for the "RCPT"
>messages that have been flooding the lists, since Pegasus has a feature
>that demands a receipt be sent back once people have read your message. To
>switch off this feature press F9 before you send a message, and check that
>there is an 'N' next to the column entitled 'Confirm Reading' and 'Confirm
>Delivery'. If RCPT messages continue to occur as a result of your messages
>you will first get a warning, and if such messages persist you will then
>be removed from the list.
This has been effective.
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