RE: A big brother moment? email reminders of what you haven't done

Subject: RE: A big brother moment? email reminders of what you haven't done
From: "Connie Giordano" <connie -at- therightwordz -dot- com>
To: "'Jay Maechtlen'" <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>, <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 17:24:43 -0400

My point is that I find it terribly disturbing that they're tracking what
I'm NOT doing.... not only is it not their business whether or not I've read
it, but the irritation factor from sending emails and wasting bandwidth to
scold me for not doing something is really bad customer relations...

Connie

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Behalf Of Jay Maechtlen
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 5:01 PM
To: Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com
Cc: TechWrl list
Subject: Re: A big brother moment? email reminders of what you haven't done

Hi, Brian
The periodical must be read or downloaded from its website, so they can
easily know if I've accessed it or not.
It looks like Connie's situation is the same as mine- she's notified
when it's available, then nagged until she collects it.

The whole issue of (email) read receipts is another thing.
Tbird is configured to ask me before sending. I only sometimes will let
it send a receipt.

Of course, other clients have different levels of control in these areas.

Regards
Jay

Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com wrote:
> It's one thing to stay aware of a "guests" behavior in your "home", and
> quite another to (secretly?) enable a letter, sent to another, to "phone
> home" with the news that the recipient has opened it (or not...when
> there's an absence of news).
>
> But maybe that's just me.
>
> -BH
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Jay Maechtlen
>
> One of the periodicals I take as digital-only sends me a notice when it
> is available, then reminders every week or so until I download it or
> read it.
>
> It's their choice, and email is cheap. So is the delete key. And, it
> helps me actually remember to read it.
>
> ymmv
>
> Regards
> Jay
>
>

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Jay Maechtlen
626 444-5112 office
626 840-8875 cell
www.laserpubs.com

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RE: A big brother moment? email reminders of what you haven't done: From: Brian.Henderson
Re: A big brother moment? email reminders of what you haven't done: From: Jay Maechtlen

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