Understand the E-mail "Read Receipt" or "Return Receipts" requests
These are the basic rules of the "Read Receipt" or "Return Receipts" on E-mail messages.
- It's generated by the E-mail client on the receivers end (not the E-mail server)
- It is a optional request we make of the receiver who can usually
choose to either send it, or not at the time they first interact with a
specific message (and that choice depending on how they answer the popup
on their individual mail client/install can either be one time, or
always the same answer going forward)
- Most free webmail services will ignore it (Gmail, Yahoo, AOL etc).
- Only during re-configuration of the receiving E-mail client will
you possibly be asked the question send Yes/No question a second time on
any individual E-mail message.
- Most of the common/popular E-mail clients (Outlook/Thunderbird/iOS
Mail/Android mail) will act the same way.
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Business Hours and Contact Methods with Response Times
Standard Business Hours Monday thru Friday: 7am-5:30pm After Hours and Weekend Work Short <5min computer questions: No Charge (eg when at the store shopping and you have a quick question) Emergency Work: Billed at after hours emergency rate. Feel ...