How to determine when a user has read an Outlook message

In today’s article we’ll look at how to determine when a user has read an Outlook mail message. There are a variety of ways a message can be marked as read, e.g.:

  • The user right-clicked the message in the Explorer and selected the “Mark as Read” context-menu item; or
  • The mail message was opened in an inspector window, usually by double-clicking the message in the Outlook Explorer; or
  • Viewing the message in the Outlook reading pane.

We’ll create an Outlook add-in that illustrates the various methods of responding to the the fact that a user has read an e-mail in Outlook.

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