How to get read-receipt confirmation box in Outlook 2000 (Win2K platform)

Posted on 2003-10-29
Last Modified: 2007-11-27
I have Office2000 on a Win2K machine. Whenever someone sends me a mail with a read-receipt request, a receipt is sent to them from me automatically without a dialog confirmation box asking me whether I want to send a receipt or not.
I want to choose the mails to which I send the receipt. So, how do I make this confirmation box appear ?
Question by:mvinay

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ID: 9641780
In Outlook 2000, at least, click on Tools, Options, Email Options, Tracking Options, and select "Never send a response".  This only works for mail sent via internet, not in-house mail.

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for in-house mail, you can use "watch your back" from grinningshark software ( to block read-receipts.  its a commercial product ($12 USD or something) but it is truly great.  

i don't work for grinning shark, nor am i compensated for the endorsement... i'm just a happy customer.

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Mine is an in-house mail using exchange server
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rbdnz earned 250 total points
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watch your back! from grinning shark is the way to go then...

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hey rbdnz
tell me one thing that tab of never sending back  a receipt for intranet users is disabled .is there some way out to enable that tab
thanks and regards

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no... at least not to the best of my knowledge.   you can only click that for imap or pop accounts... not exchange.

the watch your back stuff is the best thing i could find.

there used to be freeware that did this from a company called microgarden, but they have removed it from their site.

go with the watch your back stuff -- it's well worth the money.


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thanks dear

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