Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    504
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    email receipts (2003)

    I use SendObjects to send report as attachment of email. But "Read receipt" function is not active even I set up in the Outlook. Is anyway I can get read receipt from receiver because I need to know whether he/she read my email?

    If no, what

  2. #2
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Posts
    66
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: email receipts (2003)

    I don't have a specific answer to your question, but you do realize that there is NO dependable way of knowing for certain whether someone has read a message, don't you? Even if you turn on the read receipt option when you send messages, the recipient can still prevent the receipts from going back (and many people do block them).

  3. #3
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    504
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: email receipts (2003)

    Thanks for providing information. But still why I can do it by using reglar outlook not email by access?

    Thanks

  4. #4
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: email receipts (2003)

    Although SendObject uses Outlook if that is your default e-mail program, it creates the e-mail at a lower level. You must display the e-mail and turn on Request read receipt manually. Or create the e-mail in VBA code (which seems overkill if you can use SendObject).
    As dmartin notes, read receipts are not dependable. Many people set Outlook to never send read receipts.

  5. #5
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    504
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: email receipts (2003)

    Thanks a lot.

    I did turn on Request read receipt on my outlook, but I still have to manually turn it on in each email from access. Can you provide more detail of set up read receipts in the VBA code, so I don't have manually turn it on everytime???

    Thanks

    Regards

  6. #6
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    84,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts

    Re: email receipts (2003)

    Your code would have to do a LOT of work:
    - Export the report to a file.
    - Use Automation to create an Outlook e-mail message and set its properties.
    - Attach the exported file to the e-mail.
    - Send the e-mail.
    - Delete the exported file.
    In some circumstances, it is useful and/or necessary to use Automation; you can find many examples by searching this forum for Outlook.Application. I would say it's not worth the trouble to do all the extra work just to turn on read receipts, since it is not a dependable feature anyway.

    (The MailItem object in Outlook has a property ReadReceiptRequested that can be set to True)

  7. #7
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    504
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: email receipts (2003)

    Thanks a lot.

    I will take your advice.

    Regards

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •