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I was wondering if I can get read confirmation from messages sent through Gmail. Conversely, Gmail's behavior concerning confirmations from senders is unclear to me. Does it automatically send read responses, or does it simply ignore them?

My question concerns exclusively native Gmail features, without plugins or <img> tag hacks. And please: I do know that e-mail confirmations are a weak system and can be easily circumvented and so on. Enough preaching can be found here.

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possible duplicate of Did the receiver open the mail? – phwd Jul 15 '10 at 20:00
@phwd - Edited for disambiguation. – Humberto Jul 15 '10 at 20:08
Humberto: In the question you mention preaching...please seem my answer where I say "In the native UI, no you can't." webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/3290/… – Rebecca Chernoff Jul 15 '10 at 20:10
@rchen - Thank you! And what about confirmations targeted at my GMail account? Does GMail ignore them? – Humberto Jul 15 '10 at 20:13
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Ok, so you are asking about both directions, not just sending them.

It does not matter whether you are sending or receiving regarding the web UI. You cannot do anything concerning read receipts in GMail. If you send a message from Outlook with a Read Receipt, GMail ignores it.

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