How to set ------ when Email opened send a notification back to the sender

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Old 05-22-14, 12:46 PM
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How to set ------ when Email opened send a notification back to the sender

I have seen some emails when send out, a notification will be sent back to show that email was opend by the receiver. Do anyone know how to do that ?
 
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Old 05-22-14, 12:54 PM
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It depends on what you are using for email, but normally it's in the settings somewhere. Something like "Request a Read Receipt" or similar. May even be on the "Compose Mail" screen so you don't do it for every time you send something. I don't think it always works, the other person can deny the request.
 
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Exactly - it's basically a flag that you can set on email clients like Outlook or Thunderbird - webmail like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, etc that you access through a browser usually don't have the option because it was often exploited by spammers.

And then when it is opened by the recipient, they do have the option to cancel sending the receipt.
 
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Thank you folks, I'll look into it.
 
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Word of caution. Don't do it for most people. Most find it very irritating. I only use it for "complaint" type letters or very important post that would need a legal reason to show that it was received.
 
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And again, just because you set the flag doesn't mean you'll get a receipt.. And since Norm mentioned it, an email receipt is NOT legal service of a communication. If you are doing this because you need legal proof, it will not be admissible. You must snail-mail it certified/registered with the green return receipt.
 
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Old 05-23-14, 04:04 AM
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And again, just because you set the flag doesn't mean you'll get a receipt.. And since Norm mentioned it, an email receipt is NOT legal service of a communication. If you are doing this because you need legal proof, it will not be admissible. You must snail-mail it certified/registered with the green return receipt.



True. Ir's not yet considered a true legal point. But it can give you piece of mind.
 
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