is there a way to get an ACK from the mutt version of FBSD?

Gary Kline kline at
Sat Dec 13 16:03:51 PST 2008

On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 12:10:19AM +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:50:53 -0800, Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:
> > guys,
> >
> > i did something to evolution (or mail) so it sends a "your mail was
> > opened on user at".  i've been hunting thru the mutt docs; i do
> > not see how to get a similar ack from mutt as evo.  is there, perhaps
> > a sendmail.[cf|mc] way lost in the reams of pages in my sendmail book?
> > [2 da ago i send cold-call mail to a few experts; one at least read my
> > paragraph.  i'd like to know at least that my mail arr and hopefully
> > was glanced at!]
> I don't think there's a way to *force* the recipients of your messages
> to reply whenever they read a post.  Your MUA can "ask" for this sort of
> 'email receipt', but the recipient can always ignore it.


> My mailers always ignore this sort of mis-feature, for instance, because
> I consider it a violation of my privacy.  Whenever I get one of these
> ``call home'' emails, I can't help but think:
> ``Why would you want to know that I woke up in the middle of the night,
> fired up Emacs, read a few qmail messages, but then thought it best to
> keep sleeping rather than reply to your message?''
> Having said that, you can configure _your_ mutt instance to send DSN
> replies.  Look for the dsn_notify and dsn_return options in the manual
> of Mutt.

	AH, alright; i shall look, thanx.  and i promise never to expect *anyone*
	to 1) respond instantaneously, or 2) to even respond.  nonetheless, it'd be
	nice to know that "professor life-or-death" GOT my message.  or maybe it was
	a cat-on-keyboard.....

	ok.  it's set up.  now at least i know if the mail got to the other end.
	no delay,failure.

	thank you,


 Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix
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