Google Mail: Read Receipts

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You can track that the Cedarville faculty, staff, or student recipient of your email message has opened the message by requesting a read receipt. When you request a read receipt, you will automatically receive an email notification when a recipient opens your email. 

Note:

Read receipts are not generated for users accessing their University email from a smartphone nor from University email which is forwarded to another email account. In addition, you will not usually receive a read receipt from a non-University email address.

Warning!

Use read receipts sparingly. The receipts are sent individually, so if you send one email with a read receipt request to 100 recipients, you will receive an email in your inbox for each recipient who opens the email.

Request a Read Receipt

To request a read receipt, follow the steps outlined in Google's Read Receipts Online Help.

When a recipient reads the message, an email notification will arrive in your inbox. The email will look like a reply to your message. If you open the email, it will tell you the date and time that the recipient opened the message.


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