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    Disabling Read Receipts for a Dist. List? (Outlook 2000)

    Is there a way to disable Read Receipts for one Distribution List in your Contacts, while leaving Read Receipts turned on under Tools | Options | Email Options | Tracking? I have a group I send an email to daily and I personally don't care about getting Read Receipts from them, though I prefer to leave them turned on for all other correspondance.

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    Re: Disabling Read Receipts for a Dist. List? (Out

    Not ideal, but with the email open, View > Options... and deselect the option before sending.

    (If you customise the toolbar to add the Options button to an open email, it will be just one click away for future use.)

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    Re: Disabling Read Receipts for a Dist. List? (Out

    Hey Leif - thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I already knew how to do that, and am trying to do something a little more complicated. I want to turn off the Read Receipt for any email that I send to that distribution list. If you open the Dist. List in Contacts and go to File | Properties, you'll see an option for "Read Receipt Requested: No" , but there is no way to change that property, and I'd like to figure out how to get to it. Any ideas?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Disabling Read Receipts for a Dist. List? (Out

    One more thing. When I DO attempt to send this email (and I'm sending an attachment from Excel everytime I do), when I check Options, the Read Receipt option is NOT checked. So there is no way to deselect it, even if I wanted to do that for each email. I assumed that, even though it wasn't checked under View | Options in the email, that the default Read Receipt Tracking Option in Outlook was overriding the individual email options.

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    Re: Disabling Read Receipts for a Dist. List? (Out

    Are you sending the spreadsheet from within Excel (e.g. File > Send To...) or by starting a new email and then attaching the file?

    Out of interest, I experimented a bit and with Read Receipts selected as a general option, I sent a file as an attachment from within Excel. Checking the options from within the email showed no RR requested, and none was sent after it was read.
    If I start with a blank email and then attach the file, the receipt requests are both present and appear to work. (Office XP)

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    Re: Disabling Read Receipts for a Dist. List? (Out

    I am sending the file (and email) through Excel's File | Send | As Attachment. When the blank email opens up (with my file attached), if I check View | Options, the Read Receipt option is NOT checked. BUT, I have Outlook set to request a Read Receipt on all my emails under Tools | Options | Email Options | Tracking Options in Outlook. So, like I said above, when sending the file from Excel, I can not de-select the Read Receipt option cause it's not selected in the first place. Yet, even though it's not selected, I'm still getting Read Receipts when that email is sent you (I assumed because of the default setting under Outlook | Options)

    Did you see the setting that I was talking about under File | Properties in a Dist. List? Any idea how to modify that? I'm probably beating a dead horse here - it's possible that Outlook can't control Read Receipts on a Contact by Contact basis. But it seems that it SHOULD be able to do that.

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