This time I have figured it out...
Say you send an e-mail off and you send it with a return receipt requested. A few days go by, and you see that it has not been read yet. Now you start to second guess yourself, DID you in fact send this off with a return receipt? You don't want to bother the person, but you may have to send a second e-mail off. HOW can you tell if this had a receipt requested on it, IF it has not been read? Well, there's good news. There is a switch that you can enable to turn on an indicator. Here is how it is enabled. You may have to assist someone in this process some day:
- Right click on the title bar of the "View Pane".
- Select "View Settings".
- Select "Columns...".
- From the "Available Columns:" field, select "Receipt Requested" (you may have to change it to show "all mail items" to find this option).
- Move it to the top of the "Show these columns in this order:" field.
- Select "Ok".
EVERY SINGLE EMAIL will display a "yes" or a "no" to indicate if you have requested a receipt. Also, do this for EVERY folder that you wish to view this field in. (If you do this in your inbox it does not show on your sent items until you do the same thing on the sent items folder.) Since this switch is not normally enabled on install, you will most likely have to do this to make this indicator show up.
Possible correction: I'm not sure if you have to do this for every folder... It may be that this only posts in your sent items folder. I thought I saw something yesterday, but I don't see it today, therefore I am not prepared to say that this must be done from all folders or not at this point. My current stance is that if you do this it is enabled on all folders, but I can't say for sure. Either way, this is the proper proceedure to enable that switch--problem solved.