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Hi Steve,

We were on Groupwise which was great in that you could see if a recipient has opened your e-mail (if they decided to ignore your request for a couple days). Is it possible without asking for a read receipt in Outlook to see if an e-mail has been opened?



asked Mar 01 '12 at 10:57

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Hello Reader!

There is not a way to do this with Outlook unfortunately from an "Outlook setting" standpoint. What you can do however is add some HTML to the email so that when the user opens the email the email client will go out and hit your web server (the html you placed in the email) and you can track it that way.

Not as easy however a possibility.

My recommendation would be to use a 3rd party service like AWEBER to send emails to customers. It includes some very nice email list options and the ability to send mass emails to customers with full analytics for tracking.

I use AWEBER for my daily newsletter and it really works nicely.


answered Mar 01 '12 at 11:02

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