IMAP "unread" read notifications aren’t suppressed in Exchange Server 2016

Applies to: Exchange Server 2016 Enterprise EditionExchange Server 2016 Standard Edition

Symptoms


In an Exchange Server 2016 environment, a sender attaches a read receipt to a message and sends it to an IMAP user. If the message is not read and is deleted by the recipient, an "unread" notification is returned to the sender. This behavior occurs even if the -SuppressReadReceipt option is set to $True through the Set-IMAPSetting cmdlet.

Resolution


To fix this issue, install Cumulative Update 4 for Exchange Server 2016 or a later cumulative update for Exchange Server 2016 .

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References


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