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I think Stan is talkin about Tom Hunt who sends the read receipts.
I don't want to delete his posts as I value his responses on a variety of subjects, but I do get annoyed when I open a post only to find out it is a read receipt.
Richard, I wasn't having a bad day. Your reaction was a bit hmmmmm...unexpected in the beginning. Like saying, If you don't like my smoking here you can go outside.

From: Richard Calvert <RichardC(--nospam--at)>
To: "seaint(--nospam--at)" <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2009 5:13:54 PM
Subject: RE: Annoying Read Receipt Requests (Was Re: Test)

Wow – is it really that bothersome? I really do apologize if it is. I hadn’t thought about it ‘til peter mentioned it – even then, I figured he was just having a bad day.


We aren’t very big anymore.  The economy has really taken its toll on us.  Were at something like 15% of what we were 2 years ago!

As for the auto-read receipt thing, that is my preference – something I learned the hard way when working a government job… but no worries, its taken care of.


From: Stan Caldwell [mailto:stancaldwell(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 6:48 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Annoying Read Receipt Requests (Was Re: Test)


I generally only receive read receipts from one subscriber and no, it isn't Bill Polhemus.


IIRC, the frequent offender works for a very big firm.  His email setup is probably dictated by his corporate IT.


Since it is always the same culprit, you can simply configure your email to delete anything from him.


Let's all chill and celebrate Independence Day in good cheer.  For me, that means floating in my backyard pool, listening to classic rock, and enjoying my good friend ... Jose Cuervo.  A Badger cheerleader would be better, but I make do.



On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 4:14 PM, Richard Calvert <RichardC(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Oodly most of the read receipts come straight to me rather than the list – not sure why some go to the list instead.  And while your assumption of me trying to be an “arrogant lecturer” is flattering, I was really just trying to make sure that people were aware, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have continued on to say that I would fix it on my end… but thanks anyways for pointing that out!


From: Peter Maregan [mailto:pmaregan(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 5:05 PM

To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Annoying Read Receipt Requests (Was Re: Test)


Hmmmm....did you know that if everyone does that then the list will be flooded with EVEN MORE ANNOYING read receipts.

and why should I turn on my auto send receipt? Maybe I don't want to acknowledge receipt of some emails. Just because you have to, the whole list does not have to and you could see how positive the response was to the complaint.


So instead of being an arrogant lecturer and thinking you know more about setting up email preferences, just follow your own advice and do what you said you would do when it comes to SEAINT.



From: Richard Calvert [mailto:RichardC(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 1:36 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Annoying Read Receipt Requests (Was Re: Test)


Hmmmm… did you know that you can go to your email options and set it to automatically send the receipt! No more dialog box …

90% of what I send out I need a read receipt for, so I can’t turn off the auto request, but I’ll do better at making sure anything I send to SEAINT has it the request unchecked.