Ramble on the wild side (was Re: emails)

Mike Matthews omnis at lineal.co.uk
Thu Dec 2 10:40:28 EST 2010

I get a little grumpy with these types or email, and so I turn off the auto downloading of images, just to stick a few fingers up at them really, whoever "They are" anyway.  A small streak of rebellion, but makes the reading of emails faster.

Could any of us live of the grid anymore?  I often wonder......

Mike Matthews
Managing Director 
Lineal Software Solutions Ltd

Past Authorised Apple Reseller,  Omnis Business Partner

Tel: 01271 850 550 

Email: mike.matthews at lineal.co.uk

Web: www.lineal.co.uk

On 2 Dec 2010, at 15:08, CLIFFORD ILKAY wrote:

> On 12/02/2010 06:28 AM, Wizardcompserv at aol.com wrote:
>> hi all
>> I am picking brains again.
>> Apparently in an email there are fields stored that show if the  user has
>> clicked on that email and downloaded the picture fields and the number  of
>> times they have opened the email.
>> Do you know if there is a way of accessing these fields in Omnis.
>> I use Kelly's msmail.dll to access emails
> Hi Wendy,
> There is nothing in the headers that I know of in standard email protocols that stores open rates or click through rates. Proprietary email clients, like Lotus Notes as long as you're using it with a Notes server, can do things like that but not regular email, whether it is plain-text or HTML. Open rates are tracked on the server side by how many times a particular graphic file is downloaded. It's not very accurate because many email clients, Gmail, Thunderbird, on mobile devices, etc., default to not downloading graphics. It wouldn't be hard to track that per recipient. Click throughs are the same. You have a unique URL per recipient per email and just record when that URL is called if the reader clicks on it.
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