How can I add read receipts in Windows 10 Mail application?

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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If you’re sending an important email message, it is always good to be able to tell when the email has been open.

This feature comes in extremely useful if you’re applying for jobs online, if you’re waiting for an important customer to reply to your email, etc.

You have the option of choosing to activate the read receipt feature only for an individual email message or set it as the default option for all emails. This allows you to selectively choose when this feature is activated.

For these reasons, in this article, we will explore the best way to set read receipts for emails. Read on to find out how to do that.

How can I set up read receipts in Windows 10 Mail App? Unfortunately, you can’t set up read receipts in Windows 10 Mail App because this option does not exist.

However, you can set up read receipts in Outlook and we’ll show you how to do that.

Steps to set up read receipts in Outlook

  1. Create a new message.
  2. Click on ‘Tools’ from the menu.
  3. Check the box saying ‘Request Read Receipt’.request read receipt mail
  4. Send the message normally.
  5. When your contact receives the email you sent, he will be asked to confirm that he agrees to you receiving the receipt, and that’s it.

Keep in mind there is nothing you can do if your contacts don’t agree to send you a read receipt.

As Microsoft explains:

A read receipt confirms that your message was opened. In Outlook, the message recipient can decline to send read receipts. There are other scenarios where read receipts are not sent, such as if the recipient’s email program doesn’t support read receipts. There is no way to force a recipient to send a read receipt.

Now you know when people open and read your emails.

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