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    return receipts (2000)

    I sometimes recieve mail that has "return receipt" in the header text ( I only see it after I hit return). What exactly does this do? Does it tell the sender that my server got the mail, or that I downloded it into Outlook? And, is there a way I can supress Outlook or the server from sending this infromation back to the Senders?

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    Re: return receipts (2000)

    Certain servers, including Exchange, allow Delivery Receipts, which reports to the Sender that the address was accepted by the domain server, and Read Receipts, which report to the Sender that the addressee opened the message.

    I don't have any expertise in Mail Servers, but I understand that both Delivery reporting and Read reporting capabilities are set by the Sever Administrator, and I don't think you can prevent the receipts from being sent by native Outlook at the client end. A search at Slipstick didn't find any receipt supression tools.
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    Re: return receipts (2000)

    Running the internet version (Outlook 2002), I have the option to send or not. If I decline the sender gets NO message.
    This option is also in Outlook 2003.

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    Re: return receipts (2000)

    Dave, interesting, I can't recall having those options on OL 2000 in CW mode, and can't remember that I ever got such a request in XP Dial-UP. Maybe nobody cares whether I receive or read their messages. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> How is the option not to respond presented in IMO?
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    Re: return receipts (2000)

    Here is the settings I use in 2002 and I know it has been around since Outlook98. Go to Tool, Options, E-Mail Options (button) and then the Tracking (button). See attached for the settings I use.

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    Re: return receipts (2000)

    Read receipts can be very amusing. I recently got a slew of receipts saying that someone had deleted a bunch of my messages without reading them. Perhaps they downloaded them twice, or perhaps they don't value my advice. Either way, if I were that person, I wouldn't want to send that information out! Here's the corresponding dialog in Outlook 2000 Corporate/Workgroup mode. In Internet Mail Only mode you also should have the option to be prompted (sounds like that's what you have set).

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    Re: return receipts (2000)

    Doh! I knew about those options, but was looking for a message-by-message option. <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30>
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