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Enabling return receipts by default in a mail file or mail template

Technote (FAQ)


Question

Is there a way to have the return receipt functionality enabled by default in Lotus Domino?

Answer

This issue was reported to Quality Engineering as SPR# RHOE6C3L7Q and an enhancement request was made to add this functionality. There is no present way to set a return receipt option on by default for all e-mail correspondence.
Workaround
Modifications can be made to the default mail template and/or a mail file to partially provide this functionality.

NOTE: The modifications below have not been tested by Quality Assurance and are not further supported by Product Support. It is unknown if these changes may result in unexpected behavior of the return receipt setting under all scenarios.

Notes Domino 6.5.4 and later:
1. Open the design of the mail file and open the DelOptionSubform subform.

2. Give the ReturnReceipt field a default value of 1 (type "1" in the formula window for the default value; include the quotes) and save the changes.

Notes Domino version 6.0 - 6.5.3:
1. Open the design of the mail file and open the Memo form.

2. Give the ReturnReceipt field a default value of 1 (type "1" in the formula window for the default value; include the quotes) and save the changes.

3. Open the DelOptionSubform subform and for the tmpReturnReceipt field, change the default value formula,

    from:

    REM {DNT};
    @If(@IsDocBeingSaved; ReturnReceipt; form = "Personal Stationery"; ReturnReceipt; tmpReturnReceipt)

    to:

    REM {DNT};
    @If(@IsDocBeingSaved; ReturnReceipt; form = "Personal Stationery"; ReturnReceipt; "1")

4. Save the changes.

Performing these steps will set a value of "1" in the ReturnReceipt field and cause a return receipt to be sent when mail is opened by the receiver.

Related information

Product Alias/Synonym

Lotus Domino
Lotus Notes

Document information

More support for: IBM Domino

Software version: 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1211338

Modified date: 17 February 2006


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