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Blocking or Filtering Delivery Reports / Read Receipts

724 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2013 9:33 AM by ellgee116 RSS
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May 31, 2012 11:06 AM

Using Mail, Is there any way to filter or block my Mac (and iPhone) from sending delivery reports or read receipts to senders that imbed this request into their emails that are sent to me?

If not available within Mail or OSX , are there 3rd party filters/pgms available to give me this capability?

Thx!

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,575 points)

    Mail ignores read-receipt requests. If you receive mail in HTML format, the sender can embed image links that will inform him that you've opened the message. To prevent that, select Mail > Preferences > Viewing and uncheck the box labeled Display remote images in HTML messages. You can still load the images manually if you wish.

  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)

    Linc, I need your help. I'm interested in 'the sender can embed image links that will inform him that you've opened the message'. Shall I start another post?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,575 points)
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    May 31, 2012 12:25 PM (in response to gumsie)

    If you have something to add that will help the OP, please post it here. Otherwise, you should start your own discussion.

  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)
  • ellgee116 Calculating status...

    I have used my Online Web Access to my work Outlook account to send an e-mail to my Mac to be read by the Mac's Mail program. I've sent an HTML message with a request for a Read Recipt and a Delivery Receipt. Outlook got replies for both. I then sent a plaintext message and requested a Read Receipt and a Delivery Receipt. Outlook again got replies from both.

     

    This started because a person that had emailed my wife said they receieved a read request. I told her that the Mac Mail program does not respond to those. We decided to test and I was shocked that I received the receipts. I then tested with my own Mac and was again shocked to receive both receipts.

     

    My test used her work account and her .mac account. I then further tested using my .mac account as the recipient.

     

    So while I believed as you said that the Mac Mail program does not respond to those, it clearly is.

     

    Both Macs are running the latest operating system. My mac was just purchased last June.

     

    Any ideas on how to stop the Mac Mail program from responding to Read Receipts and Delivery Receipts?

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