I recently received email that I'm NOT going to describe as snippy cause I think that was more my response to it than the intent of the sender.
It said "oh gosh, sorry, thought you'd be interested" and the "quote email" was a read notice.
This author had queried me the day before and gotten the read notice.
And no reply from me.
And assumed I'd passed.
You get a read notice if I OPEN the email, which I do (at least google thinks I do) when I pull it out of my inbox and file it in INCOMING QUERIES.
I hadn't passed at all.
In fact, I hadn't read past the first line.
I responded to the author, pointing out the error of the assumption.
And honestly, as things go, this isn't even close to ass-hattery.
BUT, don't do it.
Don't assume a read notice is a pass if you don't get a reply.
And really don't email someone if you're assuming a pass, UNLESS you've let enough time pass. I don't reply to my queries every day.
I save them up for when I'm gripped by blood lust for tasty tasty writers.