A reader emailed to ask if there was any way his daughter could request return receipts using Apple Mail on her new iMac. Knowing that MailPriority doesn’t work in Tiger’s version of Mail, I said no.
But today I stumbled across a work-around for this on the Apple Discussion forums, posted by Andreas Amann of Mailscript fame, and then discovered that the same tip has been posted independently at macOSXHints.
The hack involves adding a specific header – Disposition-Notification-To – to all your messages via the Terminal, and then optionally cutting and pasting some text into the Applescript editor to make a script to manage them.
Obviously, this has a major draw-back. It’s all or nothing. Either all your messages will ask for return receipts or none of them will. But for those who really need the feature, I guess it could be worth it.
UPDATE: See also, “An AppleScript to send return receipts in Mail.app”
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