OK to ask a basic Firefox mail question here?

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  1. HandsOff

    HandsOff Registered Member

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    I know you could say go ask Firefox, but I like the answers I get a Wilders better, so if it's ok, here's my question:

    Why back when I actually did work on my computer, and was forced to use the Internet Explorer, there was something you could set so that you got notification when your mail was opened by the recipient. I have never thought to use it in my personal life because it seems rude somehow, to see how long it takes someone to open your mail.

    Lately, I have be submitting some information to the city and county offices where I live. I must say, they do their jobs very well, but just the same when I am sending requested information, I'd like to know if they have received it. I've even asked, could they let me know that they got the photos, or the reports, and yet not once have the done so.

    It irritates me because if something is important, I want to know that they got it. And they are not rude people at all. If you call them they are quite helpful, and the take care of the issues in a timely, professional manner. But I don't feel good not knowing my email was received.

    I guess there is a simple way to request a notification when my sent email is opened but I don't know it. Does everyone but me do this already? And that is why they don't say, "thanks, got it" or something?

    -Thanks for your patience!

    (the Cryptic Windows 8, and Firefox 30 btw)
     
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    you can have a notification for a sent email, but I don't think there is such a thing as a notification for when someone open your email.

    if there is, I never heard of it.
     
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    Thanks for responding. Maybe Firefox thinks it's rude. Maybe even Microsoft does. This could possibly been an add-on to IE by management that wanted that you could not say, "No one ever told me" So when you were sent an email (from one particular guy) it would always come with something called receipt notification which would be sent back to the sender. In a work setting it really is not a bad idea. We were responsible for tremendously expensive equipment, and if there was an update on something you had to know everyone got the word. This isn't quite as critical, but when the city is waiting on me so they can do their job, I feel uneasy not knowing.
     
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    It's called a Return Receipt. You were probably using an email client that had that capability. You can do it (request a return receipt) in Outlook and also Mozilla Thunderbird I believe. Google a bit and you can see how to do it in either mail client, depending on the version.
     
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    I think I see. Thanks for straightening it out for me. LOL- maybe I could create a hot link that says, you won't believe this one, but it really sends him to a page a create with a counter so I can see if it's been tripped.

    I know, not funny, and I wouldn't know how to do it anyways.
     
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