This article was previously published under Q240915
For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
Read receipts are available in Outlook Express version 5.01 and later. You can configure Outlook Express to request a receipt for messages you send when the recipient has displayed your message. Read receipts are useful when you are sending time-critical information, when you want confirmation that your message has been received, and so on.
To request a read receipt, use the appropriate method:
Read Receipt for Individual Messages
To request a read receipt for individual messages, click Request Read Receipt on the Tools menu in your new message.
Read Receipt for all Messages
To request a read receipt for all messages:
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Receipts tab.
Click to select the Request a read receipt for all sent messages check box, and then click OK.
NOTE: The e-mail program your intended recipient uses must support returning read receipts for you to receive one. Also, message recipients can choose not to send read receipts, even when they are requested. If you do not want to send receipts, click Options on the Tools menu, click the Receipts tab, and then select the Returning Read Receipts option you want.
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