11-08-2010 05:21 PM
I have a Torch on Telus. Can someone tell me what each of the following means under Message Options, Email Preferences, Delivery:
Confirm Delivery: Y/N
Confirm Read: Y/N
Send Delivery Receipts: Y/N
Send Read Receipts: Y/N/Prompt
Does the mail receipt work only when I send emails to other BlackBerry user or does it work when I send it to Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, work accounts?
11-08-2010 05:41 PM
Hi and Welcome to the Forums!
Confirm Delivery -- when you initiate a new email on your BB, you can request a receipt back to you when the email is delivered to the recipients mailbox on their server (not necessarily to the user). Note that the request for this receipt can be overridden by many things...it is merely a request.
Confirm Read -- when you initiate a new email on your BB, you can request a receipt back to you when the email is opened by the user. Note that the request for this receipt can be overridden by many things...it is merely a request.
Send Delivery Receipts -- when you receive an email to your mailbox (not necessarily to your BB yet) and that email contains a request (from the sender) for a delivery receipt, you can request to control if that delivery receipt is sent. This is not always functional -- it depends on if your specific mail service will accept the control request from BIS or not...many do not.
Send Read Receipts -- when you open an email on your BB and it contains a request (from the sender) for a read receipt, you can request to control if that read receipt is sent. As with the above, this is not always 100% (though, I think more than the Sending of Delivery Receipts).
These work (within the limits noted above) on all email systems.
Hope that helps!
11-08-2010 05:48 PM - edited 11-08-2010 05:49 PM
Confirm Delivery will send a message that confirms that the email went through to the recipient (this is the same as requesting delivery confirmation when you send an email from Outlook).
Confirm Read will send a message that confirms that the recipient read the email (this is the same as requesting a read receipt when you send an email from Outlook).
Send Delivery Reciepts will send a message to the sender that you have received the email.
Send Read Reciepts will send a message to the sender that you have read their email.
I have all of these set to no. If I need to get a Delivery and Read receipt, I personally would rather send the email from my computer. In the past, I've had troubles with these as my recipients would receive extra emails from me after I would send them an email (or after they'd send me an email). Accordingly, I'd suggest turning these on sparingly and test them first to make sure they work as you'd like.
As to email address impacted by these settings, these settings will work universally, not just to the specific BlackBerry email address. And note that once you have set the settings, they will apply to all emails until you change the settings once again.
I hope this info helps a bit!
(DANG!!! Beat by sdgardne again. That took me too long to reply!)
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11-10-2010 04:10 PM
You are most welcome! Enjoy!