Follow Your E-Mail Everywhere
February 8, 2001
Imagine being able to trace where your e-mail goes, and where it's forwarded.
Say you had a way to verify that the CEO of the Fortune 500 company you've been hounding for a job indeed got the resume you e-mailed him. Or that you could tell if your girlfriend lied when she denied getting your message that begged her not to go to that conference in Jamaica with her assistant who turned out to be rather hunky?
Both scenarios are possible, thanks to services that track when and where e-mail messages are read without the recipient's knowledge. The technology has long been used by online marketers to determine who reads their spam; now it's available to consumers as well.
© 2001 Julia Scheeres, Wired News