Request a Delivery Receipt for a Message in Outlook
If you use Outlook to send emails for work or personal purposes, you may sometimes need to receive confirmation that your message has been delivered to its intended recipient. Fortunately, Outlook offers a built-in feature to request a delivery receipt for messages you send. This feature allows you to receive an email notification when your message arrives in the recipient’s inbox, giving you peace of mind that it has been successfully delivered.
Here’s how to request a delivery receipt for a message in Outlook:
1. Compose a new email message as you normally would.
2. Click on the “Options” tab in the ribbon at the top of the message window.
3. Check the box next to “Request a Delivery Receipt.”
4. If you want to be notified when the recipient opens your message, check the box next to “Request a Read Receipt” as well.
5. Finish composing your message and send it as usual.
When the recipient receives your message, they will see a prompt asking whether they want to send a delivery receipt. If they choose to send the receipt, you will receive an email notification indicating that your message has been delivered to their inbox. If you also requested a read receipt, you’ll receive a separate notification when the recipient opens your message.
It’s important to note that not all email clients support delivery and read receipts, so it’s possible that you may not receive a notification even if you requested one. Additionally, some recipients may choose not to send a receipt for privacy reasons, so don’t assume that your message wasn’t delivered just because you didn’t receive a receipt.
If you frequently send important emails for work or other purposes, requesting delivery and read receipts can be a valuable tool for ensuring that your messages are received and read. By following these simple steps, you can enable this feature in Outlook and start receiving notifications for your sent messages.