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    I am using Outlook 2003 at work
    At this stage I don't use Word as my editor - just Outlook

    I know I can set Outlook to request a Read Receipt for All messages but this is overkill
    I wish to choose to request a read receipt on only some messages
    I know I can click Tools - Options - and check the Request a Read Receipt option
    But this seems like a long winded way

    Is there any way to add a single button to the Toolbar in Outlook 2003?
    I have investigated the toolbar customise options and it can't be done natively (I think)
    So I probably need some macro script to save and assign to a button?

    If someone could point me in the right direction I would be grateful
    Thanks & Regards

    OH and apologies if this question has been asked before
    I did do a forum search but couldn't find anything in the forst 20 pages of search
    Cheers
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    [quote name='Splash' post='794802' date='24-Sep-2009 18:13']I wish to choose to request a read receipt on only some messages
    I know I can click Tools - Options - and check the Request a Read Receipt option
    But this seems like a long winded way

    Is there any way to add a single button to the Toolbar in Outlook 2003?
    I have investigated the toolbar customise options and it can't be done natively (I think)
    So I probably need some macro script to save and assign to a button?[/quote]
    Yes, you can write a tiny macro and then customize the toolbar with a button to represent that macro.

    The macro is:

    Code:
    Sub RRReq()
    ActiveInspector.CurrentItem.ReadReceiptRequested = True
    End Sub
    The trick is you need to customize the toolbars of an open message, rather than the toolbars in the main interface of Outlook. Right-click in the toolbar area, choose Customize, then the Commands tab, Macros, and drag the new macro to the desired destination. Right-click the new button to edit its unwieldy text. When you're finished, close the Customize dialog.

    Any luck?

    (Oh, and for best results, don't switch to using Word as your editor in Outlook 2003.)

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    [quote name='Splash' post='794802' date='24-Sep-2009 20:13']I am using Outlook 2003 at work
    I wish to choose to request a read receipt on only some messages
    I know I can click Tools - Options - and check the Request a Read Receipt option[/quote]

    You should consider that hardly anyone in business will respond to a read request anymore. Read & receipt requests are routinely used by spammers to figure out good email addresses. At work, we don't let anyone request or respond to receipt/read requests. I don't do it at home either.

    Joe
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    jscher - as usual very helpful
    Works perfectly - Thanks

    joeperez - a good point you make
    However I find that with the work emails I send with a specific quote attached I get about 90%+ response rate with a Read confirmation
    Maybe it's just s Microsoft world down here in Oz?
    Until everyone blocks them I will keep choosing to send them on a few important emails
    I guess the recipient is expecting my note and I am just checking to make sure it is received
    So the idea is what the Read Receipt was invented for before the Spammers corrupted it

    Once again Thanks All
    WOPR comes through with the answer as usual!
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