Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
Fri 20 October, 2017 - 07:48 pm
Home Help Login Register Chat Personal Messages Logout
News: The Rules - updated 23/01/2012


+  Last Post
|-+  General Category
| |-+  The Lab (Moderator: Stu)
| | |-+  Tracking Emails
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Tracking Emails  (Read 761 times)
PaganRaven
Buzzard
*******

Karma: 1062
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 43,940


earth is not home to me


« on: Mon 12 November, 2007 - 11:20 pm »

I don't THINK  that this is true, but just wanted to be sure:

was on the end of an email forwarded on...

"FORWARDED E-MAILS ARE TRACKED TO OBTAIN THE TOTAL
COUNT.

By you sending this to as many people as
possible, you can give her and her family a little hope, because with every name
that this is sent to, The American Cancer Society will donate 3 cents per name
to her treatment and recovery plan. One guy sent this to 500 people! So I know
that we can at least send it to 5 or 6. It's
not even your money, just
your time!"


okay, so if it isn't true (and I blardy well hope not) what purpose does it serve to say this?

TIA  eek
Logged

I can hear the raven sing .... a spiritual glow envelops, medicine power develops ... as the raven sings.
dab
Supreme Loser
******

Karma: 421
Offline Offline

Posts: 31,259


« Reply #1 on: Mon 12 November, 2007 - 11:37 pm »

call me paranoid but i usually delete those forwarded mails.

mainly cause someone told me it was easy to track them?
Logged
PaganRaven
Buzzard
*******

Karma: 1062
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 43,940


earth is not home to me


« Reply #2 on: Mon 12 November, 2007 - 11:39 pm »

beggar, that doesn't make me feel any safer - thanks! 

I would have thought they might collect addys when it comes back around, or add a wee program behind the scenes I suppose?

I don't like passing on c**p like that either.  If it says anything good I will be doing a c&p.
Logged

I can hear the raven sing .... a spiritual glow envelops, medicine power develops ... as the raven sings.
dab
Supreme Loser
******

Karma: 421
Offline Offline

Posts: 31,259


« Reply #3 on: Tue 13 November, 2007 - 01:06 am »

sorry, Bytey or Stu may be able to help more.
Logged
Stu
Site Admin
*****

Karma: 1527
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 49,824


AssHoly Internet Bastard


« Reply #4 on: Tue 13 November, 2007 - 06:54 am »

nah, it's BS ... emails are generally plain text, and would need to pass through their tracking software to be tracked, which isn't very likely ... If there are external files linked in tho (not attached), they can be traced as when the image is viewed, it records as a hit on the originating website, hence why alot of email clients block external images, but even that is nothing much, they can just get your IP Addy, Operating System Version, Web Browser Version and screen resolution ...
Logged
PaganRaven
Buzzard
*******

Karma: 1062
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 43,940


earth is not home to me


« Reply #5 on: Tue 13 November, 2007 - 10:28 am »

Thank you Stu.

I couldn't see why the American Cancer Society would be donating money to one particular sick person anyway - aren't places like that always ASKING for $? 
Logged

I can hear the raven sing .... a spiritual glow envelops, medicine power develops ... as the raven sings.
dab
Supreme Loser
******

Karma: 421
Offline Offline

Posts: 31,259


« Reply #6 on: Thu 15 November, 2007 - 04:43 pm »

thanks Stu..i guess i can rest easy now.
Logged
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length


Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
All Content © 2007 The Last Post all rights reserved
Page created in 0.12 seconds with 21 queries.