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Geek Culture / [SOLVED] Email subscriptions, a little confused...

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James H
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Posted: 19th Apr 2022 18:16
So, I just received an email from TGC:
Quote: "Since you haven’t been checking our emails lately, we’ll go ahead and take you off our list. But... if we’ve got it wrong and you do want to hear our development updates and receive offers and discounts on our products just click below"


Now my confusion is how are they able to tell I haven't read their emails??(I have btw lolz)
Not the end of the world I know but I just want a reality check from someone here to make sure I've not lost the plot!
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Raven
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Posted: 20th Apr 2022 06:27
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There is an explanation from Rick about this e-mail some have received concerning the update Newsletter.
With that said., the E-Mail Protocols (believe POP3 supports it,. while SMTP doesn't) where it will send back certain Status information... such-as if an E-Mail was Received, Read, Flagged, Forwarded, etc.
These technically can (although no idea is TGC actually do) track such status feedback for Metric Information.

And keep in mind I'm not singling out TGC... almost no business' I know actually make usage of said E-Mail Features.
That said I don't know of many people who actually read Newsletters., I mean they'll mark them as "Read" but they couldn't tell you what was in them.
Probably because most of the time they're little more than filler information rather than anything interesting.
Again I'm speaking generally not specifically here.
Steve Ancell
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Posted: 20th Apr 2022 13:29
I had the same email yesterday, I just re-subscribed and all is well.
James H
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Posted: 20th Apr 2022 19:07
Thanks Raven, informative as always, to my great shame I had never considered anything like that when really its obvious as heck! I only ever skim read them anyway as there is not usually very much content that interests me these days if any at all.

@Steve Ancell I had done that immediately anyway thanks.
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Posted: 20th Apr 2022 22:52
It's done with tracking pixels.
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Posted: 21st Apr 2022 19:24
Thanks Loktofeit, appreciate it
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Posted: 29th Apr 2022 03:39
Quote: "believe POP3 supports it,. while SMTP doesn't"


smtp sends the email, pop3 pulls it down. Do you maybe mean imap?
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