If your email is important, use receipts in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, or Outlook Express and know when your message arrived.
The instructions in this article apply to Windows Mail 6.0 and earlier, Windows Live Mail, and Outlook Express.
Request a read receipt for a message in Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, or Outlook Express
Microsoft has discontinued Windows Live Mail and Outlook Express.
To request a return receipt for a single message in Windows Mail 6.0, Windows Live Mail, or Outlook Express:
Create a new message.
Choose Tool in the message menu.
If you don’t see the menu bar in Windows Live Mail, press the key Old Key.
Choose Request to read the receipt check box.
Send the message.
When the recipient opens the message, they will be asked to let you know that the email has been opened and read.
Request automatic reading of receipts
You can also set read receipts as the default option in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, or Outlook Express so that a receipt is automatically requested for every message you send.