One of the ominous/fun (take your pick) things about Microsoft Outlook is the ability to track what happens to an email you send.
For instance, I sent this apparently effective email to Cooper Firearms a while back during the late unpleasantness. I got a very quick response from Dan Pickett. However, I also cc’d Dan Cooper himself, and, well, I just now received this:
From: Dan Cooper
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:56 AM
To: David [redacted]
Subject: Not read: Canceling my Cooper dreams
Your message was deleted without being read on Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:55:32 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
I don’t really mind. I think he got the message, don’t you?
(incidentally, I told Dan Pickett after he responded to my email that I was satisfied and would resume lusting after Cooper rifles and making plans to buy several. I’m true to my word — I’m currently focusing for obvious reasons on getting a few more paperless rifles, but I’m pretty close to being done with that and will turn to saving for my first Cooper.)