Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 06:58:35
From: William Green <>

Subject: Facebook, Sorry for the delay reviewing your application. We appreciate your patience.

We would like to thank you again for your interest in the CR [Customer Relations] role at Facebook, and for your patience as the process has continued over the course of the summer. We appreciate especially the time and attention that you invested in presenting your candidacy. The search committee has spent the last several months deeply engaged in a thorough review of all applicant materials and has been very impressed by the quality, depth and breadth of the pool. After much discussion, a small group of individuals has recently been selected to continue in the interview process. Unfortunately, we will not be moving forward with your candidacy at this time.

Thank you again and we wish you the best of luck in your job search.

Needless to say, I didn't apply for a job at Facebook. And the email didn't come from Facebook. So what's the reason for this email? There's nothing enclosed to click on, there's no action I'm being asked to take.

But when I look at the html version, I see that it accesses a web site, and the log of that web site would reveal that I've read the email. Except that I don't use html email, so they won't get that log.

The purpose of the email, is to determine that it's an email address that get read.

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