Mail App and Delivery Confirmation??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by downingp, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    My grandpa had a question for me about his Mail App program and I didn't have the answer. Maybe someone can help.
    He wants to be able to get a delivery confirmation that the recipient received his email and has opened it.

    Is there anyway to do this?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. OBL macrumors member

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    Same problem here. I looked up in the app but didnt find anything. Seems like it doesnt have... please prove me wrong.
     
  3. OBL macrumors member

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  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    There is, install Office 2008 for Mac and use Entourage
     
  5. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Entourage does not have receipt confirmation. Microsoft Outlook has this feature but it doesn't work for individuals. You have to be connected to an Exchange server or a closed network with everyone using Outlook then you when you email someone you will get a receipt. Sending an email over the internet from an individual client will not produce a receipt. Example, Myspace shows a receipt, that's because you're sending an email to another Myspace friend on the network.
     
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure what planet you live on but my Entourage in Office 2008 for Mac has a Receipt Confirmation feature.

    http://www.entourage.mvps.org/faq_topic/return_receipt.html

    1) How can I request a return receipt from sent mails?

    Go to Tools -> Accounts.
    Under the Mail tab, edit the mail account you want to send from.
    Click the Options tab.
    Under "Additional Headers", add in a new header: Disposition-Notification-To
    Under Value, type your e-mail address.
     
  7. HLdan macrumors 603

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    There's no reason for you to be rude. Also you're still wrong. Click that link you just posted. It does state:
    "Return Receipts are not included in Entourage 2008"

    You have to go through several steps to perform the action. It will not give the same result as Outlook. Maybe you should read the entire article, I wasn't wrong.
    In Outlook there's a button that you click to request receipts. Check your facts first.
     
  8. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    You Said:

    And it does, so you were wrong. No need to get funky about it. I never said it was simple, it clearly isn't, but thats Microsoft and Apples fault, not mine. If i knew what code Microsoft had used to make entourage i'm sure it wouldn't be hard for a programmer to make a little app to perform this action in one button, id pay for it :)
     
  9. HLdan macrumors 603

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    This might be the first time I will give some props to Microsoft. It's not MS or Apple's fault, it's not a fault of anyones. As I mentioned earlier, and the last part of your linked article says the same thing, Outlook has this feature because it is generally used for intranets and closed networks which are generally enterprise atmospheres. Within a closed network it makes sense for you to get read receipt from your co-worker or boss.
    Entourage is not made for enterprise, its just a standard email client like Apple's Mail.
    Here's why it SHOULDN'T be included in standard email clients anyway:
    Would you want your friends to keep tabs on you? Your emails should be very private. If a friend sends an email to you and you read it but didn't feel like responding right away but then later your friend asks you if you got his email you can then fib and say no, but I'll read it later.

    With receipt request, it's an invasion of privacy. Everyone would know when you read their email and would ask you why you didn't bother responding? Because it's an invasion of privacy that's why all email clients don't offer this feature. Outlook is not designed as an email client, it's a server based appointment scheduler. Entourage, on the the other hand is made soley for personal email.
     
  10. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    After reading the email, when prompted to send a read receipt you can just click the big button saying "No". Problem Solved.
     
  11. drconehead2000 macrumors member

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    Solution

    I just found this poking around on macupdate....new software called Postbox....works great has some cool new sorting features and includes the ability to include receipts with all emails!

    Hope this helps

    http://www.postbox-inc.com/
     
  12. denethor macrumors newbie

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    This does work, it is fairly hidden, and it also gives a delivery reciept not a read reciept...
    It also has a "bug" that the response is from the persons default email not the one you sent it to.
    Let's say I have 4 emails configured (A, B, C, D) and A is my default mailbox.
    You send an email to me at address C, the reciept will say "AddressC by AddressA".
    This may be a limitation of the recieving mail client that all reciepts go out via the default mail and not the path they arrived on. But the Entourage on the Mac will get this reciept upon simply recieving the mail, which does not mean anyone read the email.
     
  13. piken macrumors newbie

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