- Select Tools from the message's menu.
- Press the Alt key if you cannot see the menu bar in Windows Live Mail.
- Make sure Request Read Receipt is checked.
When the recipient of the message opens it, she is asked to notify you that she has opened and read the mail.
Request Read Receipts Automatically
You can also make read receipts a default option in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express, so that it does automatically request a receipt for every message you send.