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    Opening email (Outlook 2000)

    Hi,

    I'm aware of the notification options in Outlook email, e.g., when new mail arrives, the recipient is asked if he/she wants to open it or not. I'd like to know if there is a way to "force" the recipient to open the message - or to have the message open automatically so as to ensure that the message is truly read.

    Thanks for your help.

    Wyley Powell

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    Re: Opening email (Outlook 2000)

    not really. the only way to insure people actually read the messages to is give them a test later. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    another popular question is to force users to open messages instead of reading in the preview pane (to insure read receipts are returned) - that one is more doable for exchange server users - add a vbscript (just the sub, end sub lines is enough) to a form and send the message using the custom form. it's not very workable for internet mail though, since form definiations and RTF format needs to be used.

    like anything, if it's used friviously, it can backfire and no one will ever open the messages, just delete them. Or they will mark read but delete unread, just to return RR and make the sender happy.

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    Re: Opening email (Outlook 2000)

    Belated thanks for your help.

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