I wouldn't jump to a fibbing conclusion. When I get evites sent to my phone it is very difficult to see them,
In this case it pre-dated smartphones (it was the very early days of Evite).
Doesn't Evite also send automatic reminders if you haven't responded at all? I haven't used it in awhile.
I missed the part about the Evite. I'm not familiar with the program. So, it has a read receipt that tells you when they looked at the invitation? So, using this program, you can know for sure that they received the invitation, and there's no chance that it was accidentally overlooked or misfiled or whatever?
OP, I'm very curious how this plays out - is it a software/technology glitch, or is a case of extreme rudeness (sorry, but it sounds extremely rude to me to not respond to an invitation like that if one actually did receive an invitation).
The program, as I remember it (it must have been about 10 years ago since I last used it to send an invitation). Is generally fairly reliable and has a lot of built-in redundancies. Read-receipts are not as reliable from one email platform to another, so this uses other tracking software, similar to marketing programs. So if you open the email (and your browser displays images) the program recognizes that you have loaded the image assigned to you, and therefore you opened the email. If you click on the link to go to the website where you can get more data, the link has individual tracking tags, so you can see who has taken tha extra step, when they clicked (date and time).
IME with marketing programs, you can get false "opens" in cases where mail programs automatically open the next message window but the recipient didn't actually do anything. However, if they clicked on the link that is something that requires deliberate action and it's hard to argue that you never received it.
You get an email if there has been a response and responses are also tallied on your website. IIRC, you can also adjust privacy settings for the responses, so other people can see who else has been invited and who else has RSVPed or you can keep that private.
ETA: They are not foolproof. As noted by TurtleDove
above, just because you got to the event page, it doesn't mean you couldread it on your particular device. So you might only know that your good friend DanaJ invited you to something
, but not what. Then you might forget to follow up later to see what it was all about.