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In Outlook you could set for all of your sent emails to request a read receipt from the recipients. If you want the receipt only for certain messages, you'd have to go into the Options dialog for each message, which would be quite troublesome.
The following script enables Outlook to automatically request a read receipt depending on the recipient.
The variable 'Request' controls whether a read receipt should be requested (True) or not requested (False). The variable 'Addresses' holds the e-mail addresses. You can enter full e-mail addresses or domain names. Customize both variables for your needs, and enter the addresses delimited by a comma.
Also note: It's always the recipient's decision whether or not the receipt will be sent to you. You can't influence that.
Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean) If TypeOf Item Is Outlook.MailItem Then SetReadReceipt Item End If End Sub Private Sub SetReadReceipt(Mail As Outlook.MailItem) Dim i&, y& Dim Adr$ Dim Recipients As Outlook.Recipients Dim Addresses As Variant Dim Request As Boolean ' customize Request = True Addresses = Array("email@example.com", "@domain.com") Set Recipients = Mail.Recipients For i = 1 To Recipients.Count Adr = Recipients.Item(i).Address For y = 0 To UBound(Addresses) If InStr(1, Adr, Addresses(y), vbTextCompare) Then Mail.ReadReceiptRequested = Request Exit Sub End If Next y Next i End Sub
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