Return Receipt function does not operate



14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: bug-report, Assigned: mscott)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050414 Firefox/1.0.3
Build Identifier: Thunderbird version 1.0.2 (20050317)

One-time use of the Return Receipt function (in the mail composition window and
clicking 'Options') does not operate.

Even with the option of 'When sending messages, always request a return receipt'
enabled they are still not being sent. This is accessable via 'Tools - Options -
Advanced - Return Receipts'.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the mail composition window (Ctrl+M) by clicking 'Write Mail'
2. Enter email address, subject, body etc...
3. Click on 'Options' then 'Return Receipt', so a tick is presented
4. Click 'Send'

Actual Results:  
The message arrives at the intended recipient and they are not queried if they
wish to send a return receipt irrespective of them using software that supports
this functionaliy and the feature being enabled.

No tag stipulating that a mail receipt was sent is present in the headers.

Expected Results:  
Prompted the recipient (or email client) to send a return receipt, e.g. by
'Return-Receipt-To:' header or client equivalent.
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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