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E-Mail: Request a read receipt
Author: Michael BauerHomepage
Date: 19.11.2008Accessed: 18342
  
Description

In Outlook you can set to request a read receipt from the recipients of your e-mails. You could also set this on a single e-mail level.

The following extension enables Outlook to request or not to request a read receipt depending on the recipient. That is, it adds the ability to automatically make exceptions from your general setting.

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. Please customize both variables for your needs, and enter your addresses delimited by a comma.

Please note: It's always the recipient's decision whether or not he will actually send you a requested read receipt. 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 / anpassen
  Request = True
  Addresses = Array("abc@domain.de", "@domain.com")

  Set Recipients = Mail.Recipients

  For i = 1 To Recipients.Count
    Adr = Recipients.Item(i)

    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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