[Full-disclosure] Testing DidTheyReadIt.com
nytrokiss at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 06:43:55 BST 2007
On 9/29/07, James Matthews <nytrokiss at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/29/07, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> > On Sat, 29 Sep 2007 14:15:09 +0200, Thierry Zoller said:
> > > Just a sample test of how many of you read this email. Let's see how
> > > good it performs for mailinglists and what comes out.
> > What you're getting isn't a test of how many people read the mail. What
> > got was a count of people who read the mail in MUAs that don't protect
> > against
> > web bugs.
> > It's also possible that some small percentage of people are using MUAs
> > will pre-fetch the linked files, but then the user discards the mail
> > (I don't know any offhand that do this, but there *was* the brou-ha-ha a
> > while
> > back about certain browsers that would prefetch linked pages from Google
> > searches even if the user didn't visit them, causing lots of hits to links
> > that the user may not even have realized happened, so it's certainly well
> > within the realm of possibility).
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