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Proof of when an e-mail is opened in Outlook 2003 ?

Is there a definitive way of telling when a user opened a specific e-mail message with Outlook 2003, apart from receipts or read/unread marks ?   It's a request from HR to determine when an employee actually read a certain e-mail.  No receipts were attached to the e-mail by the sender and e-mails can be marked read or unread by a user, so there's no definitive proof there.  Thanks. Using Exchange 2003 on the back-end.
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gmudge
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peakpeakCommented:
Read receipts only work with certain mail clients but if it's internal mail and you're all using Outlook it'll work. If you haven't requested a such and if your policy allows it you can open the user's inbox from another computer  and check what messages are read but that's a bit ugly in my opinion. (requires you to be an admin of course). File->Open->Other users folder. You can also (as an admin) creat a profile for the user and open the complete mailbox.
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midustouchCommented:
Well, you could embed a url to your internal server behind a graphics file that will log the ip address of the person reading the email? (This is opening a can of worms... lol... don't suggest it to HR till you figure how to do it)

Anyone else?
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peakpeakCommented:
That's not possible afterwards, that was the question, wasn't it gmudge?
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gmudgeAuthor Commented:
Yes,  afterwards.  I am an admin and I can open their mailbox and see if it's read or unread, but anyone can change their own read/unread attributes. So, was looking for another way.  Thanks !
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peakpeakCommented:
Then you cannot, the messages is in a database (a huge file) and the read/unread attribute is not logged
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