Live chat takes out the "thick accent" variable. You don't know if
you are communicating with Texas, Mumbai, or Londonderry, or anywhere
else when you are on chat. Which often does make it work better than
I think it's an option in every real mail client (i.e. mail program),
and probably not in any webmail setup. One more reason to use one, like
Eudora 7, which is now free (later versions are also free but they are
not really Eudora. They are mozilla software made to appear like
It's called Return Receipt Requested. Although afaik, you can't
tell if it has been delievered, unless it's been opened. ????
And you can't tell if it's been read, only if it's been opened, and if
the recipient says, "Don't tell him even that", it won't. I presume
all of them work about the same way. The best situation woudl be that
mine had all those options and other programs could only obey my request
for a receipt, but I doubt it is that way. I usually cooperate,
I've used Erols/RCN/Starpower webmail and Verizon webmail, mostly when
traveling, and they have nowhere near the capabilities of real mail
If one wants to keep his travel computer and his home computer
synchronized for email, he can use IMAP instead of POP. That's what
it's designed for.
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