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Old 9th Jan 2006, 15:44   #1
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I have a friend who insists on requiring "read receipts" on all her emails, no matter how trivial. Her excuse is she has periodic problems with her emails getting through to recipients and she likes to know they've gotten them. I will reply or cancel them depending on my mood at the moment. It seems like a very small annoyance since it takes about a second to point the mouse and click, but I find it irritating all the same.

What little things annoy you?
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Old 9th Jan 2006, 15:53   #2
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Oh I always click Cancel for those so the person doesn't get the read receipt they so desperately want...
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Old 9th Jan 2006, 15:53   #3
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a) people who don't click Read Receipt and let me know my mail has arrive safely. Several important mails went adrift and important messages didn't get through because of this. I'm never sure if people have received things or not if they don't click.

b) over-use of smilies
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Old 9th Jan 2006, 15:56   #4
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Coly, my friend uses the read receipts for everything! Even forwards. I can understand when it's important.

How do you define "overuse of smilies"? Two? Three?
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One. Especially of those devil-like ones.
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Old 9th Jan 2006, 15:58   #6
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Coly, my friend uses the read receipts for everything! Even forwards. I can understand when it's important.

How do you define "overuse of smilies"? Two? Three?
Even one is too much sometimes, yes. And especially the devil ones.

And the Read Receipts is automated for everything anyway - it's a faff to turn it on and off, and very little faff to click a Receipt button.

(I'm usually Col, rather than Coly, by the way - or I feel like a fish rather than a poster of messages on public doors)
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Right behind Col and Wavid on the smilie abuse nonsense. Oh yes, And bored spammers who swamp boards with drivel, while never contributing anything of any merit.
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In the world of friendly, personal e-mail, I don't mind return receipt too much, as long as it's used with restraint.

In the over political world of corporate e-mail however, return receipt is a nasty criminal act which must be strongly discouraged. Since the mail system is going to be fairly reliable, the only use for it is as a cowardly means of saying "I know you've read my mail, why haven't you done anything about it"
Whenever I start a new job, one of my first actions is to create a mail agent which detects return-receipt and then automatically sends a mail back saying "RETURN RECEIPT DETECTED : your mail has been deleted without being read"

not that it bothers me or anything
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Right behind Col and Wavid on the smilie abuse nonsense. Oh yes, And bored spammers who swamp boards with drivel, while never contributing anything of any merit.
umm...am I guilty of drivel?
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