More than 70 'confirmation of receipt' emails received - what could be the cause?
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Channa Montijn  Identity Verified
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Mar 2, 2009

Dear all

I sent a query to a client and asked for confirmation of receipt (via outlook express).
Since that time I received over 70 'Read' confirmations (they are all the same... same time read etc) and about 20 messages with the same answer of the client.
I tried to reach the client to tell what is going on, but no luck so far (no reply to that new email).
What could be the cause of this problem?


[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-03-02 15:38 GMT]

[Edited at 2009-03-02 18:06 GMT]


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Ivana Zuppa-Baksa
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Maybe you have a virus Mar 2, 2009

Maybe you have a virus in your computer. The similar thing happened to me as I have forgotten my password for Linkedin. I received some 30 mails with same text.
After that I found out I had a virus in my computer.
Having cleaned it the problem was resolved.


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Channa Montijn  Identity Verified
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Just from this client Mar 2, 2009

Thanks for your reply , but the confirmation emails are all from the same sender, emails send to and from other addresses (with confirmation) cause no problem at all...
Which is a bit odd... if I have virus on my pc, it should effect all emails, should not it?


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Hardly your fault Mar 2, 2009

Its the server of the client. Or maybe the cat sleeps on the keyboard.
If you cannot reach them by mail it proves something is wrong on their end.

Regards
Heinrich


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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It's normal Mar 2, 2009

Some servers do that, I don't know the reason. Probably when the messages are deleted or moved to a different folder, the 'receipt confirmation' is triggered for each email, even though they're not new. So all the confirmations are sent out at the same time.

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Channa Montijn  Identity Verified
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No confirmation emails anymore Mar 2, 2009

The constant flow of confirmation emails has stopped since an hour ago, however I still have not received a reply to my email stating the amount of confirmation emails received.
I think Heinrich is right: this is a problem caused by the server of the client (I am not so sure about the cat)
Thank you all for your input!

[Edited at 2009-03-02 18:07 GMT]


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