Outlook: How to Request Delivery and/or Read Receipts

Posted October 10, 2006 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Outlook

Outlook allows you to request verification that a message has been received and also when it has been read. To activate this feature, use the steps provided in this tech-recipe.

To request a delivery and/or read receipt for a specific email message:

1. In your Message window, click View.

2. Select Options.

3. Under Voting and Tracking options, select Request a delivery receipt for this message and/or Request a read receipt for this message.

4. Click Close.

To request delivery and/or read receipts on all messages you send:

1. In the main window, click Tools.

2. Select Options.

3. On the Preferences tab, click the E-mail Options button.

4. Click the Tracking Options button.

5. Under For all messages I send, request, select Read receipt and/or Delivery receipt.

4. Click OK to close each of the dialog boxes.


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  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the instructions.

    One more thing you can add is, this only works when the receiver is also on some mail client ( probably outlook / windows live mail )

  • Satish Kashyap

    Very Good Website. It is really helpful to all. Thanks a lot.

  • suresh

    It is really helpful to all. Thanks a lot

  • Maniganda

    Very Good Website. It is really good

  • Guest

    thank you! very easy instructions

  • Periyasamy

    tks a lot. it helps me out

  • Melody

    Can you request a read receipt without the recipient knowing?