Now this is very interesting,
I've had an interview lately and sent a "Thank You" note after it. Got no reply, and of course, its a weekend and I shouldnt expect it.
However, I stumbled upon few free programmes, some of which could do wonders for you...
They allow users of an almost every major email program in use today -
Outlook, Gmail, Outlook Express, Netscape Mail, Eudora, Thunderbird, Pegasus,
even Hotmail and Yahoo - to create email that gives the sender an
enormous amount of information about the recipient, as they describe
on their site:
* Tracking: find out when email you send gets read, where the
reader is located, how long they read it for, if they printed it out,
whether they forwarded it to someone else, and much more.
* Certify your email: get proof-of-sending and proof-of-
opening digitally signed and time-stamped court-admissible receipts.
* Self Destructing Email which blocks printing, copy, save,
forward, print-screen, can be retracted after sending and deletes
itself after being read.
* Ensured Receipts guarantee you get a receipt when your email
gets opened, and lets you retract your emails after sending.
* Detailed Notifications arrive via email and optionally by
SMS, Pager, ICQ, IRC, MSN/AOL/AIM/Yahoo Messenger and on your own
"Personal Tracking Page" on our web site.
By the way, that "much more" in the first bullet point is in fact much
more. You get maps of the reader's location, her IP address, her email
address, referrer details - and everything is also available for
anyone who reads the forwarded email as well. Yikes!
Now, you may be thinking, "why not just block this email's Web bugs
like we do all the others?" Well, that would be great, if ReadNotify
just used Web bugs. Unfortunately, these clever, clever people use
another technology in addition to Web bugs: IFRAMEs. If you're a Web
developer and you need a brush-up on the IFRAME element, HTMLHelp has
a nice piece; if you're not a Web developer, don't worry about it.
Just understand that it's far more complicated - and far more
effective - than simple transparent GIF images.
Some of the programs mentioned are:
and other (google em up yourself)
Anyone used any of those? Any thoughts on their effectiveness..
Does anyone know if such thing is even legal (not that I care)?
Could the banks/firms find out about their use?
I see this a an ultimate tool for cold emailing, contacting people etc...