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Unread 24-10-2007, 04:10 PM   #1
Cougar548
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Mail Merge and Read Receipt

Hello -

I'm trying to figure out for a client if it is possible to create a mail
merge e-mail and still use Read/Send Receipts. I've tried it and it appears
not to work, but wanted to see if anyone had any tips (or other programs) to
get it to work. Thanks!

Chad
 
Unread 24-10-2007, 04:11 PM   #2
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Re: Mail Merge and Read Receipt

Reasonable question, but mail merge code must be written for all scenarios,
not just local shops. Mail merge code barely works as it is (and often
doesn't). Adding any layer of complexity to it will likely push it into the
abyss of "unusable features" over which it currently hovers. Just my opinion
of course.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Cougar548" <Cougar548@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0ABDBBD1-1563-46A1-B0CC-EC3E9FF52DB0@microsoft.com...
>I understand that it may not work if this message was going to go out to
>many
> people across the US, but this message is actually just for 20-30 people
> within our company which uses Outlook. Why shouldn't it be implemented?
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
>> Seems highly unlikely and not a feature that could or should be
>> implemented.
>> What are the chances that a mail merge will include only recipients using
>> email software that supports RR?
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Cougar548" <Cougar548@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:365EFCF1-8779-4985-91BE-1FF2B4D38370@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello -
>> >
>> > I'm trying to figure out for a client if it is possible to create a
>> > mail
>> > merge e-mail and still use Read/Send Receipts. I've tried it and it
>> > appears
>> > not to work, but wanted to see if anyone had any tips (or other
>> > programs)
>> > to
>> > get it to work. Thanks!
>> >
>> > Chad

>>


 
Unread 24-10-2007, 04:12 PM   #3
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Re: Mail Merge and Read Receipt

Seems highly unlikely and not a feature that could or should be implemented.
What are the chances that a mail merge will include only recipients using
email software that supports RR?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Cougar548" <Cougar548@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:365EFCF1-8779-4985-91BE-1FF2B4D38370@microsoft.com...
> Hello -
>
> I'm trying to figure out for a client if it is possible to create a mail
> merge e-mail and still use Read/Send Receipts. I've tried it and it
> appears
> not to work, but wanted to see if anyone had any tips (or other programs)
> to
> get it to work. Thanks!
>
> Chad


 
Unread 24-10-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Re: Mail Merge and Read Receipt

Reasonable question, but mail merge code must be written for all scenarios,
not just local shops. Mail merge code barely works as it is (and often
doesn't). Adding any layer of complexity to it will likely push it into the
abyss of "unusable features" over which it currently hovers. Just my opinion
of course.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Cougar548" <Cougar548@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0ABDBBD1-1563-46A1-B0CC-EC3E9FF52DB0@microsoft.com...
>I understand that it may not work if this message was going to go out to
>many
> people across the US, but this message is actually just for 20-30 people
> within our company which uses Outlook. Why shouldn't it be implemented?
>
> "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
>
>> Seems highly unlikely and not a feature that could or should be
>> implemented.
>> What are the chances that a mail merge will include only recipients using
>> email software that supports RR?
>> --
>> Russ Valentine
>> [MVP-Outlook]
>> "Cougar548" <Cougar548@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:365EFCF1-8779-4985-91BE-1FF2B4D38370@microsoft.com...
>> > Hello -
>> >
>> > I'm trying to figure out for a client if it is possible to create a
>> > mail
>> > merge e-mail and still use Read/Send Receipts. I've tried it and it
>> > appears
>> > not to work, but wanted to see if anyone had any tips (or other
>> > programs)
>> > to
>> > get it to work. Thanks!
>> >
>> > Chad

>>


 
Unread 24-10-2007, 05:19 PM   #5
Cougar548
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Re: Mail Merge and Read Receipt

Completely understandable. I was just trying to understand why so I can
answer the question in the future. Thanks Russ!

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Reasonable question, but mail merge code must be written for all scenarios,
> not just local shops. Mail merge code barely works as it is (and often
> doesn't). Adding any layer of complexity to it will likely push it into the
> abyss of "unusable features" over which it currently hovers. Just my opinion
> of course.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Cougar548" <Cougar548@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0ABDBBD1-1563-46A1-B0CC-EC3E9FF52DB0@microsoft.com...
> >I understand that it may not work if this message was going to go out to
> >many
> > people across the US, but this message is actually just for 20-30 people
> > within our company which uses Outlook. Why shouldn't it be implemented?
> >
> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >
> >> Seems highly unlikely and not a feature that could or should be
> >> implemented.
> >> What are the chances that a mail merge will include only recipients using
> >> email software that supports RR?
> >> --
> >> Russ Valentine
> >> [MVP-Outlook]
> >> "Cougar548" <Cougar548@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:365EFCF1-8779-4985-91BE-1FF2B4D38370@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hello -
> >> >
> >> > I'm trying to figure out for a client if it is possible to create a
> >> > mail
> >> > merge e-mail and still use Read/Send Receipts. I've tried it and it
> >> > appears
> >> > not to work, but wanted to see if anyone had any tips (or other
> >> > programs)
> >> > to
> >> > get it to work. Thanks!
> >> >
> >> > Chad
> >>

>

 
Unread 24-10-2007, 05:51 PM   #6
Cougar548
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Re: Mail Merge and Read Receipt

Completely understandable. I was just trying to understand why so I can
answer the question in the future. Thanks Russ!

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> Reasonable question, but mail merge code must be written for all scenarios,
> not just local shops. Mail merge code barely works as it is (and often
> doesn't). Adding any layer of complexity to it will likely push it into the
> abyss of "unusable features" over which it currently hovers. Just my opinion
> of course.
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Cougar548" <Cougar548@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0ABDBBD1-1563-46A1-B0CC-EC3E9FF52DB0@microsoft.com...
> >I understand that it may not work if this message was going to go out to
> >many
> > people across the US, but this message is actually just for 20-30 people
> > within our company which uses Outlook. Why shouldn't it be implemented?
> >
> > "Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:
> >
> >> Seems highly unlikely and not a feature that could or should be
> >> implemented.
> >> What are the chances that a mail merge will include only recipients using
> >> email software that supports RR?
> >> --
> >> Russ Valentine
> >> [MVP-Outlook]
> >> "Cougar548" <Cougar548@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:365EFCF1-8779-4985-91BE-1FF2B4D38370@microsoft.com...
> >> > Hello -
> >> >
> >> > I'm trying to figure out for a client if it is possible to create a
> >> > mail
> >> > merge e-mail and still use Read/Send Receipts. I've tried it and it
> >> > appears
> >> > not to work, but wanted to see if anyone had any tips (or other
> >> > programs)
> >> > to
> >> > get it to work. Thanks!
> >> >
> >> > Chad
> >>

>

 
 

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