Return receipt email Reader Amendments
Written and published Feb 2001, but not available at the original site
The Return receipt email column was barely up before wise readers nicely pointed out that I'd left out Netscape. They didn't say it this way, but I will: I blew it. So, thanks to Dierk Seeburg (and a few others who wrote) here's the info for Netscape 4.X.
Additionally, my old email expert pal, Julian Y. Koh wrote to fill me in on the details between the Return Receipt header and the Notification header. With his permission, his explanation is printed here too.
Netscape and return receipt for email
Netscape supports notification well. It makes it easy to send a notification request and also sends a response at the recipient's discretion (as it should be).
To send a request for notification, just check the box, aptly labeled "Return Receipt," as shown here in the screen shot Dierk kindly sent me to demonstrate. I'm told there's nothing else to set up. (Pretty cool.)
When the recipient gets your notification request, he sees two buttons and has two choices: OK and Cancel. It's as straightforward as it can get. (OK sends the notification, of course.)
Note about Netscape 6: I have version 6 installed on one Mac for my web site creation, but do not have email installed. (One can only have so many redundant apps....) I have not yet received info about whether NS 6 works the same way. If anyone knows, please post it for us and give it a clear subject. Let us know how to request the notification, and what options the recipient has. Thanks.
Disposition-Notification-To & Return-Receipt: A Clarification
Julian Y. Koh wrote to explain the difference between the two headings:
I hope this helps clarify some of what I left out. And once again, I thank the great people who wrote to help me share all this information. Thanks also for the helpful posts at MacCentral in response to the topic.