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Is there a way to know if sent emails get to their recipient

I have a few friends that i email. Sometimes i hear from them or sometimes i don't. I figure that they're just busy or something. Then i email them to see how they're doing. I usually get an email saying that they never received the email i sent.

Was wondering if there is a way to know if the email recipient gets the email i send.

Have a Gateway m520 cs+ laptop, running winXP.

If i've left out any important info., let me know and i will try to provide that info.

thx, in advance. mm724

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Sorry no.

In reply to: Is there a way to know if sent emails get to their recipient

Internet email has no such system that works reliably to report this.

Bob

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If using Outlook Express...

In reply to: Is there a way to know if sent emails get to their recipient

you can ask them for a receipt. In OE go to Tools/Options/Receipt Tab/ and tick the box asking for a receipt... might help! I personally would not use this across the board but maybe with a few friends with whom there is limited communications.

Glenn

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