The read receipt is not returned to a delegate in Office Outlook 2003

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In Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, when a delegate sends an e-mail message that requires a read receipt on behalf of other users, the read receipt is returned only to the other users. The read receipt is not returned to the delegate.
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To resolve this problem, apply hotfix package 980998, and then enable the hotfix package. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Apply hotfix package 980998.
    980998 Description of the Office Outlook 2003 hotfix package (Outlook.msp): February 25, 2010
  2. Enable the hotfix package. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. In Windows Vista, Click Startthe Start button, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

      User Account Control permission If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.

      In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
    2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    4. Type ReadReceiptsToDelegate, and then press ENTER.
    5. Right-click ReadReceiptsToDelegate, and then click Modify.
    6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
    7. Exit Registry Editor.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Article ID: 980039 - Last Review: 12/12/2015 03:28:58 - Revision: 3.1

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