A local marketing organization sends regular email messages about events and news. I'm on the list (and I like getting them). But each time I open one of their messages, my email program tells me that the sender has requested a return receipt, and asks whether to send one.
It bugs me every time. The messages are HTML messages, so it should be pretty easy for them to get an open rate and track who's actually reading without the little "Hey, bud, we're watching" reminder.
When I was first on the list I always clicked "no" for the receipt. After a while I stopped getting the messages. I don't know for a fact that those two things are connected, but I suspect so. When I rejoined the list I clicked yes and there's been no interruption.
It annoys me. Am I being hypersensitive about it?