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    Tell me when message has been deleted?

    I know this is probably futile: I'm in a position where I am constantly sending out company wide emails, and I get the feeling that many people delete my emails without even bothering to read them. Which is a pain, cause sometimes it's important stuff, and I get calls a week later from people complaining "Why didn't you tell me this?" My response: "Well, I sent an e-mail" Anyway - is there any clever way to manipulate Outlook (we're using 97 company wide) so that a.) it will tell me if a user deletes an email without reading/opening it or b.) it will MAKE a user open the email before being able to delete. I can't think of any way to make this possible - but I thought maybe someone else knew how to rig it to do this.

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    Re: Tell me when message has been deleted?

    read receipts will work. Look on the options tab.

    you can't force them to open the mail and read receipts are not 100% proof they did or didn't read it, so don't base employee bonuses on it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    there are some tricks if you were using a newer version so the message would not display in the preview pane, but Outlook 97 uses a different preview pane.

    There is no way to force them to read any mail before deleting, only tricks to help encourage it. And these tricks can be defeated by clever users.

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    Re: Tell me when message has been deleted?

    So in the newer version of Outlook, what might those tricks be that will not display in Preview Pane, etc.?

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    Re: Tell me when message has been deleted?

    add a script. just the sub/end sub without any actual code will dirty the form and prevent it's display in preview.

    if you wanted to try and force users to read it, or at least ok a dialog before deleting, use a script that runs if the message is deleted. or maybe have it only run if the message is unread.

    you'll need to use custom forms for all of these ideas.

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