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Shark Trager

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Hey there,

Is is possible to get a delivery receipt or read receipt when you send out an email on Mail? If so, how do you do it?

Also, is it possible to flag a sent email as important / urgent?


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G'day Shark Tiger

I did some googling and found this result:

Request Read Receipts in Mac OS X Mail

To make Mac OS X Mail request a read receipt for every message you send:

Open Terminal.
Type "defaults read UserHeaders".
Press Enter.
If that command returns "The domain/default pair of (, UserHeaders) does not exist":
Type "defaults write UserHeaders '{"Disposition-Notification-To" = "Name <email@address>"; }'" (excluding the outermost quotation marks) and replace Name with your name and email@address with your email address.
The complete line could read "defaults write UserHeaders '{"Disposition-Notification-To" = "Heinz Tschabitscher <>"; }'", for example.
If the "defaults read" command above returns a line of values that starts with "{" and ends in "}":
Highlight the entire line. It might read something like {Bcc = ""; }, for example.
Press Command-C.
Type "defaults write UserHeaders '" (excluding the outer quotation marks).
Press Command-V.
Type "'".
Insert '"Disposition-Notification-To" = "Name <email@address>"; ' in front of the closing "}" character, replacing Name with your name and email@address with your email address.
The line might now read defaults write UserHeaders '{Bcc = ""; "Disposition-Notification-To" = "Heinz Tschabitscher <>"; }', for example.
Press Enter.
I'm still looking for the answer to the other question you asked.

I just found this info re: the read receipts...
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