Open Bug 1157537 Opened 9 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Return receipt by recipient email address


(Thunderbird :: Message Compose Window, enhancement)

31 Branch


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: mark.w.glover, Unassigned)



User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/42.0.2311.90 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

I tried to set up return receipt requests for a particular email address for somebody in my address book.

Actual results:

I could not find any option to do this.

Expected results:

I was hoping to find an option in address book to allow me to request return receipts against a particular email address.

I found this feature request as I was checking if there was one similar to one I have in mind :

It would be useful to be able to request a return receipt from not all the email's recipients, but only selected ones.
In my case, it would be enough to be able to request a return receipt from the recipients in the 'To' field and not from the 'Cc' or 'Bcc' fields, but it would be better if the users can pick up from which recipients they request the return receipt.

It could be an add-on to Thunderbird.

PS : BTW, Thunderbird is a great software !
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Untriaged → Message Compose Window
Hi Helmut,

Your requested approach would work for me too, but in practice, I have found that particular recipients regularly fail to read emails.  I would rather not have to always remember to set return receipts for those recipients.  It would be nice to be able to set this as a binary flag in the address book, and then perhaps over-ride it for any given message when one is composing the message.

My thanks to anyone with the skill and courage to take this on...


("Nullum responsum.")

Thank you for adding me. I was not the only one here.

I looked at your mail message starting with 'Do not reply to this email', which is very clear (might be overlooked anyway by requirement or information overload but no judgement there), I looked at the for a Latin kind of Esperanto international usable code, and that might be the lovely (non-Chinese, non-Russian, non-Arabic e.a. character based):

'null responsum'
which means
'no reply', and I guess 'no replies', and 'do not reply'
which would be applicable for that email, and perhaps trigger the [Reply] button functionality, to inform the user. (To not get 'My reply button is greyed out.., it doesn't work' questions.)

I invite (hereby) any mail server (Apache?) e.a. to look at this.

I see the above report is 5 years old, but I'm happy to report.

OK now I got two reports mixed up.

Severity: normal → S3
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