A. Email senders can request read receipts that notify them when you read their messages. By default, Outlook will prompt you before it sends a read receipt. To permanently set Outlook to never or always send a read receipt, perform the following steps:
- In Outlook, select Tools, Options.
- On the General tab, click E-mail Options.
- In the E-mail Options dialog box's "Message handling" section, click Tracking Options.
- The options for responding to read receipts are at the bottom of the Tracking Options dialog box, which the Figure shows. Select either "Always send a response," "Ask me before sending a response," or (my personal favorite) "Never send a response." Click OK to close all dialog boxes.