View Full Version : Mail App Delivery/Read Reports

09-18-2004, 04:01 AM
Hello everyone,

Just wondering, in Mail is it possible to have delivery/read receipts in the same vein as the ones available through Outlook? I've got entourage and mozilla's attempt at a mail program, and I can't say I'm happy with either, so I'd really like to find a solution within Mail.

If you've got any ideas I'd love to hear from you. :)

09-18-2004, 04:07 AM
Return Receipts are an outdated concept that have been slowly getting phased out from their initial conception as a "good idea" in the 90s. The problems are; the SMTP server and the email client must honor the Return Receipt request, plus users must elect to allow the Receipt to be delivered to the sender, and finally it creates needless bandwidth-eating email.

By default, Mail.app does not support the sending of Return Requests. Maybe with a plug-in, but you'll have to Google for that.