The simple eMail is not as simple as it may seem. It is great for communications at any time of the day and in general can be delivered almost instantaneously.

If a mail is delayed or undeliverable then a notification is sent to the sender and Read Receipts can be requested from the recipient to monitor delivery. The sender’s eMail client can handle these receipts and can record who has

read the mail, in the case of multiple recipients. 

The sceptic in me would suggest that many receivers do not send a read receipt after they have read the mail and at least an equal number will send a receipt just to get rid of another irritating prompt which pops up as soon as they click on the mail.

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