Exchange 2007 - Read/Delivery receipts for external emails only?

Is it possible to set delivery/read receipts for external email only?

i.e. when sent to an external user.
paul williamsAsked:
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VB ITSConnect With a Mentor Specialist ConsultantCommented:
Not unless you're willing to custom code your own transport agent (which is effectively what that third-party product is in my previous link, except with a GUI front end).

See this link if you'd like to find out more:

This transport agent will block all read receipts but if you're adept with C# then maybe you can figure out how to block just internal ones.
paul williamsAuthor Commented:
In Outlook 2007 you can enable read/delivery receipts but I cant see how you can restrict to external only?

Also, Im guessing server-wise this ability (in general) can be enabled or disabled? Otherwise, it could be problematic with everyone turning this on.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you can request a read receipt but it is up to the user to send it back to you. So it is not a guaranteed item .. you can track the message as far as their email server after that you have no control
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VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Easiest way to do this would be through a third party utility such as this one:

Note that the software isn't free, but there is a trial version of it which you can use. The link above contains screenshots to install and configure the software.
paul williamsAuthor Commented:

Understand the limitations of receipts. So now way to do in exchange without extra software?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
the link was to a remove read reciepts not how to set them
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