Computer Help forum



Email systems do not provide an indicator (the way WhatsApp does) to a sender when an addressee has opened an email that the latter has indeed done so.

Are there any formidable complications that prevent email systems from providing the above indicator? Is any work in progress to remove the above limitation?

Thanks for the information!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Emails
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Emails
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Re: email

In reply to: Emails

No, it's not in the standard and it will never be.
All you can do: ask for a read confirmation. The receiver can choose if he gives it or not.

Collapse -
Have to write no.

In reply to: Emails

The current email system does not do this. And even when it did I could turn it off in the app.

There is NO work on this except in email apps. Outlook for example has a read response but since you can turn it off, this annoys the user that wanted the notification that I, the recipient turned if off.

There are long discussions but it's all about privacy concerns.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.