Sometimes, you just need to know if an email was delivered or read. Read receipts are pretty common nowadays. If you’re not familiar with them, they essentially send along a dialog box with an email. When the user selects okay, the sender is notified that the particular email has been read. If someone sends you such an email from your BlackBerry, it automatically sends the read receipt (or at least it used to — if this has changed, let me know). You can send your own read receipts, too, by checking your message options. So head to Messages, Options, Email Settings. Once you’re here, you’ll want to click on your email address under Message Services. Each email address has different settings, so you can send read receipts from one address and not another. As you can see to the right, I’ve turned off Send Read Receipts, because for the most part I find it annoying. You’ll notice a number of other settings here as well. When I downloaded OS 4.5 for my Curve, I noticed that I was getting delivery confirmation emails. These aren’t harmful, really — they don’t even show up on my BlackBerry, just my desktop Inbox. Still, they’re unnecessary, so I turned that off. Same with teh Confirm Read option. Another thing you can do, if you want to save data and/or load time, is to turn off HTML email and Download Images Automatically. Both of those will make your emails load faster. Some prefer this on, but it’s nice to know you have an option.
Confirm email delivery from your BlackBerry
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