How to Turn Off Read Receipts in Outlook?

How to Turn Off Read Receipts in Outlook

Read receipts are the requests from the sender of a particular email asking you to confirm the receipt of the mail. In some cases, these request prompts might be annoying when you receive multiple requests from various addresses at a time. To prevent this, you can disable the read recipients feature in Outlook.

Follow these steps to turn off the requesting read receipts feature in the Outlook app:

  1. On your Windows computer, give a double-click on the Outlook shortcut icon to open the Outlook app.
  2. Otherwise, click the Start menu and type “outlook” in the search panel.
  3. Give a double-click on the Outlook app from the search result.
  4. Now, the Outlook app will be launched on your desktop.
  5. Click the File tab available at the top-left corner of the screen.
  6. Select Options from the drop-down menu and click on Mail.
  7. Scroll down the window to the Tracking section and uncheck the ’Delivery receipt confirming the message was delivered to the recipient’s email server’ checkbox.
  8. Also, deselect the Read receipt confirming viewed the message checkbox to turn off the requesting read receipts.
  9. Click OK to close the window.
  10. Now, your recipients will no longer receive read receipt requests from you.

If you wish to ignore all the read receipt requests, follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • On your PC, launch the Outlook app first.
  • Click the File tab available at the top-left corner of the screen and select Options from the drop-down menu.
  • Select Mail from the left-side panel and go to the Tracking section.
  • Click the Never send a read receipt radio button to turn off receiving read receipts.
  • Click OK to apply the changes.