Entourage Mail Receipts

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cbrink, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. cbrink macrumors newbie

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    Is there any way to get mail receipts like you can with MS Outlook?
    I ask this question for both Mail.app and Entourage.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    FWIW, mail receipts are an artifact of AOL in the early 1990s. Their propensity to annoy far outweigh their benefit. My suggestion to you is to leave the 1990s in the 1990s.
     
  3. cbrink thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have no idea how this is annoying because YOU, the one requesting a read or delivery receipt, can set it up.
    Please explain yourself.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The most important thing about receipts is that provide no actionable information. As a general proposition, they don't work between domains. Even in the case where they do "work," they are a big case of "so what?" All they tell you is that someone opened your message. They don't tell you that they were actually read. And they don't tell you by whom. Despite the fact that you have a receipt, your intended recipient denies having received an important message. What are you going to do about it?
     

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