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Old 01-19-2006, 01:03 AM   #1
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Verifying if Email has been retrieved from server

Hey guys,

Is there a log somewhere that tells me if a user has retrieved a email from the server (downloaded the email to their inbox by POP3)?
I need to know if a user has read the email or not.

Old 01-19-2006, 03:15 AM   #2
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I use qpopper, and whenever I log in to get my mail there is this in /var/log/messages:
Jan 19 00:26:44 vyvyan popper[32301]: (v4.0.5) POP login by user "bulliver" at (
Will not tell you if the got a specific email, but you could figure it out by the timestamp. If you have root access on the mail server you could simply peek at their mail spool and see if it is still there...

Still though, simply downloading the mail is no assurance it has actually been read...
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

Here are the original and another dupe...

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