banning return receipt requests on marxmail

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Sun Jan 5 12:12:31 MST 2003


Since several people complained about the (accidental) occurence of
return receipt requests getting through marxmail, i sat down and
figured out how all this works and how to prevent it in the future.

First, how to set up Outlook to NOT ASK for return receipts:

  open outlook, and go here:

  Outlook --> Tools --> Options --> EMail Options --> Tracking Options

  make sure "Request a read receipt for all messages i sent" is NOT
  checked.


Second, how to set up Outlook to NOT RESPOND to requests for receipts:

  open outlook, and go here:

  Outlook --> Tools --> Options --> EMail Options --> Tracking Options

  make sure "Never send a response" IS checked.



Third: when Outlook IS set up to ask for return receipts, it adds this
to the email headers:

    Disposition-notification-to: me at NOSPAM.optonline.net

i will now bounce messages that include this and related headers.

les schaffer

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for the techies, here's the RFC on "Message Disposition Notification"
and other info:

http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-vaudreuil-mdnbis-03.txt
http://rfc-2298.rfc-list.net/rfc-2298-5.htm
http://www.vamsoft.com/articles/howto-readreceipt.asp
http://www.atclv.com/IT/IT-Help/it_atc.htm
http://list.jahia.org/install_list/msg00447.html


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