A read receipt notifies the sender of an email that the recipient opened the message, and records the time at which he saw it. This confirmation is often used in business matters to prove that email recipients have in fact received such important documents as contracts and legal papers. www.Gmail.com has enabled email tracking in the Business edition of Google Apps to help users know the exact date and time where their email was opened and read by recipients. If you have a free Gmail or Google Apps account, you can enable tracking either using a URL shortener or embed a tracking image in your email messages.
Here’s a quick walkthrough on how you can track your emails with Gmail using Read Receipts:
- Sign into your Gmail account.
- Click the “Compose Mail” button. Enter the necessary information in the “To” and “Subject” fields.
- Click the “Request Return Receipt” link below the “To” field, and then click the box that appears to the left of the words “Request Return Receipt”.
- Compose your email message, and click the “Send” button located on the bottom left side of the screen.