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Old 05-13-2005, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Did you know that if you type in <confirm> in the subject line (must precede actual subject) that you will get a confirmation email back as soon as its delivered to the recipients BlackBerry?
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Old 05-13-2005, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As Johnny Carson used to say, "I did not know that." It works on my 7290.

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Do you have to type in the "<>" or can you just type confirm? Thanks for the help!!
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Do you have to type in the "<>" or can you just type confirm? Thanks for the help!!
You do have to type in the brackets <>
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just tried this the to email was my sent from address, as was the sent to email, and it really gave no info other than a timestamp.

Also the <confirm> shows up on the other users device.

but handy I suppose
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A very good tip. Posted a few months ago here - Delivery confirmation for messages - we should update the FAQs and tips to include this!
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just tried this the to email was my sent from address, as was the sent to email, and it really gave no info other than a timestamp.

Also the <confirm> shows up on the other users device.

but handy I suppose
with a delivery receipt in normal outlook email, the user can have his laptop/desktop shut off but it will still give a receipt if it hits the mailbox. With the BB you know the user has actually received the email and that his/her device is on.
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By any chance, does this feature not work with the 7520, because I've tried it a feww times and still no confirmation. Or, could it be that I'm looking for something on the device but should be looking in web client??
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SAS,

I just tried to a YAHOO account and I got the same thing as you. I checked the message in Yahoo and it did show the "<confirm>" in the subjext line of Yahoo mail.
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By any chance, does this feature not work with the 7520, because I've tried it a feww times and still no confirmation. Or, could it be that I'm looking for something on the device but should be looking in web client??
ive got a 7520 and it works fine....you have to type it with no spaces - <confirm>.
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yahzee,

So you are saying that it shoudl look like this?

[email address]
Subject: test<conform>
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yahzee,

So you are saying that it shoudl look like this?

[email address]
Subject: test<conform>
no - it should look like this

[email address]
Subject: <confirm> test email

Message: This is a test.
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yahazee,

AH, my bad. I was putting at the end. Thanks for the info.
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works great
Your message:

TO: [email address]
SENT: Sat May 14 11:24:11 2005
SUBJECT: <confirm> test

has been delivered to the recipient's BlackBerry Handheld.
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Hmmmmm, maybe it is an issue on the AT&T side. It is not working for me. This is what it looks like in the message.

To: [email address]
Subject: <confirm> Testing
From: "Chris Luce" <cluce@mycingular.blackberry.net> Add to Address Book
Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 15:28:01 +0000 GMT
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Hmmmmm, maybe it is an issue on the AT&T side. It is not working for me. This is what it looks like in the message.

To: [email address]
Subject: <confirm> Testing
From: "Chris Luce" <cluce@mycingular.blackberry.net> Add to Address Book
Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 15:28:01 +0000 GMT
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Could be BES only....stand by....double checking now...
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yahtzee,

hmm, I didn't think about that. I am not on a BES so that may be the deal.
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I don't think it's related to BES. I'm not on BES, and it worked for me.

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