I don't recommend relying on an email read receipt. A number of email clients don't support them, and many of those that do send a receipt when the email appears in preview mode, before the recipient actually opens the email (if he ever does). For email, I recommend an actual statement (email acceptable) from the addressee. A simple "Got it. Thanks!" will make the grade.
Notes from a conversation (who, what and when) should also make it.
John S. Burnett
Fighting for Compliance since 1976
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