Support for Miln Mail Receipt

Mail Receipt is a free macOS application that adds delivery notification and read receipt requests to your e-mails. Being free, one-to-one support is limited.

Setting Up Configuring and Requesting Receipts

Below are steps for configuring or setting up Mail Receipt.

Miln Mail Receipt options
Screenshot of Miln Mail Receipt running on macOS

Setting Up Read Receipts

To have outgoing e-mails sent with macOS's Mail.app request read receipts, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Mail Receipt.app.
  2. Check the Request read receipt checkbox.
  3. In Receipt to: enter the e-mail address you want read receipts to be sent to.
  4. Press the tab key on your keyboard after entering the e-mail address. This will validate the address and remove the red cross.
  5. Select Apply.
  6. Quit Mail Receipt.app.

Setting Up Delivery Notifications

To have outgoing e-mails sent with macOS's Mail.app request delivery notifications, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Mail Receipt.app.
  2. Check the Request delivery notification checkbox.
  3. In Notification to: enter the e-mail address you want notifications to be sent to.
  4. Press the tab key on your keyboard after entering the e-mail address. This will validate the address and remove the red cross.
  5. Select Apply.
  6. Quit Mail Receipt.app.

Setting Up Blind Carbon Copies (BCC)

To have outgoing e-mails sent with macOS's Mail.app include Blind Carbon Copies (BCC), follow these steps:

  1. Launch Mail Receipt.app.
  2. Check the Always Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) checkbox.
  3. In BCC to: enter the e-mail address you want notifications to be sent to.
  4. Press the tab key on your keyboard after entering the e-mail address. This will validate the address and remove the red cross.
  5. Select Apply.
  6. Quit Mail Receipt.app.

Removing Uninstalling or Disabling Mail Receipts

Miln Mail Receipt with no options set

To stop outgoing e-mails sent with macOS's Mail.app requesting read receipts, notification, or BCC; follow these steps:

  1. Launch Mail Receipt.app.
  2. To remove read receipts:
    1. Delete any contents from Receipt to:; make sure this field is blank. Press the tab key on your keyboard after removing any contents.
    2. Uncheck the Request read receipt checkbox.
  3. To remove delivery notifications:
    1. Delete any contents from Notification to:; make sure this field is blank. Press the tab key on your keyboard after removing any contents.
    2. Uncheck the Request delivery notification checkbox.
  4. To remove Blind Carbon Copies (BCC):
    1. Delete any contents from BCC to:; make sure this field is blank. Press the tab key on your keyboard after removing any contents.
    2. Uncheck the Always Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) checkbox.
  5. Select Apply.
  6. Quit Mail Receipt.app.

About Mail Receipt

Mail Receipt.app is an application. It is not a Mail.app plug-in or anything special.

Mail Receipt.app provides an easy way to issue default commands to add and remove Mail.app preferences. It does not interfere or interact directly with Mail.app. macOS's Mail.app is free to ignore the defaults in future versions.

You can delete the Mail Receipt.app at any time. The settings applied by Mail Receipt.app will remain in place, even after Mail Receipt.app is deleted.

Give Apple Feedback

Mail Receipt.app exists because macOS's Mail.app lacks graphical support for custom headers, read receipts, and notification delivery. Within macOS's Mail.app you can not see or manage custom headers.

If you would like these features added to Mail.app, please provide feedback directly to Apple's Mail.app team.