6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2009 5:54 AM by V.K.
nenadblau Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
How can I request a confirmation that an email was received or viewed?

Thanks N

Email 4.2

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,130 points)
    run the following command in terminal

    defaults write com.apple.mail UserHeaders '{"Return-Receipt-To" = "your_receipt@goes.here"; "Disposition-Notification-To" = "your_receipt@goes.here"; }'

    and substituting "your_receipt@goes.here" with your own email address. However, this will cause Mail to send a receipt request EVERY time you send an email.

    also keep in mind that the email clients of your email recipients have to support receipt notification AND it has to be turned on. if they don't support it (Mail doesn't btw) or the feature is turned off this will not work and there is absolutely nothing you can do to get receipt notifications.
  • nenadblau Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you! Sounds complicated (for me). What are best email programs for MAC?

    N
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,130 points)
    nenadblau wrote:
    Thank you! Sounds complicated (for me). What are best email programs for MAC?

    Mail works fine for most people. and it's integrated with the system which is always a plus. there is also Microsoft Entourage which is part of MS Office and Mozilla Thunderbird. some people love Eudora but AFAIK, its development has been discontinued.
  • nenadblau Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, this was very helpful. N
  • StefanSze Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks a lot, but ...
    ... how to turn it off again ?

    Stefan
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,130 points)
    to turn it off quit Mail and run this in terminal

    defaults delete com.apple.mail UserHeaders