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Old 04-21-2005
Question Mail delivery confirmation

If I am sending mail with this command: mail < filename, is it possible to get delivery confirmation? Thanks
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Old 04-27-2005

help help
I'am come from china
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Old 04-27-2005
HongKong - read the Rules. Especially 3 and 9. Thanks.

Last edited by RTM; 04-27-2005 at 09:55 AM..
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Old 04-28-2005
See "Disposition-Notification-To Header" in RFC 2298 - Message format for message disposition - this give you a quick look at the fact that it can be done.

See "X-Confirm-Reading-To" Tracking E-mail - note that it states most email programs ingnore it.

The only thing I can't seem to find is where you would add this confirmation request - I thought sendmail didn't have this option and found on a qmail archive the following:
> Hi,
> I swith one old sendmail server for qmail and everythings is working
> fine except one things. With the old server, my users can have a
> "Confirmation delivery", I mean when they send mail, the smtp server
> send them a mail to tell them that the mail was delivery successfully.
> Does qmail can do this

qmail doesn't support this natively. There may be patches floating
around to support it, but I haven't used them; Google should be able
to turn them up if they exist.
Yet I could not find on Sendmail's site anything about it.

Of course, maybe I should have read the man page for 'mail' first! Check yours and look for option of /delivery or delivery notification - may be what you are looking for.

Last edited by RTM; 04-28-2005 at 11:11 AM..
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