How about an Add On for notice of read email?

By macx
Mar 15, 2009
  1. I've wished there was something like this available for a long time -
    never have found anything, but there's so many things out there now
    that finding anything is a stroke of luck.

    I use Firefox and Yahoo.

    First, IS there anything already existing to give return notice than an
    email has been opened?

    If not, how about some of the really savvy folks on this forum figuring
    one out that would work with firefox and/or yahoo?

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,122   +982

    you are discussing a feature that DOES exist in Client Email software
    (Thunderbird and others)

    option->Return Receipt

    The issue is the recipient can configure his/her system to Ignore, Prompt, or always Reply to the request,
    so in Email there is no way to ensure you know it was
    1) delivered,
    2) read or
    3) deleted w/o being read​

    Many web-based email systems also provide Return Receipt, but some do not.
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Do you mean you use the Firefox browser and then access Yahoo mail?
    If not, email related questions require the name of the email program being used.

    Mozilla puts out the Firefox browser and also Thunderbird email but getting one does not mean getting the other automatically.

    Yahoo has a browser and also a web-base email.

    I remember years ago, AOL had a feature that enabled one to determine if their email recipient had opened their mail, but I doubt that's still around.
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