> I mean correct me IF I'm mistaken, but don't the above methods require
> that one is connected to The Net in order for 'em to work?
yes it does.

> And what about the other things that they claim that they can do? Such
> the "self-destructing" E-Mails, or the E-Mails that the sender can revoke?

For this, ReadNotify requires the recipient to click a URL to read the
email content. So the content is essentially at their site. They are
just notifying the intended recipient that a mail wait, and give them
the URL. The URL points to a ReadNotify webpage.

> Or preventing the person who received the E-Mail from either forwarding an
> E-Mail to another person, or printing said E-Mail out? Wouldn't any of
This functionality does NOT work "most" of the. They are just adding
some JavaScript code along with the HTML that prevent printing. See
below for the Javascript code [function pdnp()]. This may work for
some primitive mail readers, But not for any of the mainstream mail
readers e.g. Lotus Notes / pine / Mozilla / Thunderbird etc.
function pdnp() {document.body.innerHTML='&nbsp;';return
color="#FFFFFF"><div id=hi></div>--<<base foo>Img
height=1 -><comment></comment>--></font></DIV></BODY></HTML>

> that further d/ls software that does what they claim? And IF they do that,
> then aren't they in violation of the computer use and abuse act?
nothing get d/l to the machine. just simple javascript.

Saqib Ali, CISSP
"I fear, if I rebel against my Lord, the retribution of an Awful Day
(The Day of Resurrection)" Al-Quran 6:15

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