I am using Thunderbird for my emails and would like to receive receipts when they are read but cannot find a plugin for this. Is it possible to receive them?
This is a very useful feature if you’re worried about email being lost in spam filters (this is easier then you think if your email has words like “Viagra” or “treatments for acne” in it). A return receipt sends an email back to you automatically when the recipient opens the message. Just keep in mind that it’s not infallible as most email programs give the recipient the opportunity to cancel the receipt.
Here’s what you do: When you create a new email in Thunderbird click on the Options menu and choose the Return Receipt option. This is what it looks like:
That’s all you need to do. When your email gets read, you should receive notification of this.