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Towson University Daily Digest Tips and Training from the Office of Technology Services PLUS Requesting Read Receipts

Below is a list of our upcoming free training workshops. Scroll down to get this week’s software tip!

Tuesday, November 13
Word 2010: Mail Merge, 1:30 – 3 p.m., Cook 3

Thursday, November 15
Creating Accessible PDF Documents, 10 a.m. – noon, Cook 3

Tuesday, November 20
Blackboard Fundamentals, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Cook 3, Faculty Only


Outlook 2010: Requesting a Read Receipt

A read receipt will tell the sender when the email was opened, but receivers are not required to send back a receipt. This tool is effective when sending important information and should be of limited use so that your recipients return the receipt instead of ignoring the prompt.

To add a read receipt:

1) Open a new message and click on the Options tab.
2) Click the box next to Request a Read Receipt.

You will receive an email in your inbox if the receiver opts to send back a receipt.

To sign up for free technology workshops or view additional materials related to software training, visit OTS Training online at You can also contact us directly regarding any software training related issues at or 410-704-4070. You can also follow us on Twitter at

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Publish from: 11/14/2012 through 11/20/2012
Topic: Training and Development
Division: Administration and Finance
Distribution: Faculty/Staff and Students