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Outlook 2003 - unauthorized receipt sent

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by BungyAlan, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. BungyAlan

    BungyAlan Thread Starter

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    Sometimes when I get an email, (usually spam), when I open it, somehow, it sends a read receipt to the sender, (without asking me 1st!). The only way that I found out about it was that the sender's email box was full and it bounced it back to me as undelieverable! I figure it is some kind of script or something. Does anyone know of or have a "utility" that will stop the sending of a read receipt unless I ok it?? I figure this is one method used by spammers to see if the address are still valid.

    Thanks a million!!!
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    In Outlook:

    Tools - Options - Preferences - Email Options - Tracking Options.

    Select Never send a response.

    However, spammers never check their inbox anyway. They create one, send the spam and move on. They rely on people clicking on web links in the spam for a paying response.
     
  3. BungyAlan

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    Thanks!! :)
     
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