How to Set the ReturnReceipt for LotusScript-Generated Email

The return receipt feature allows the sender of an email to be notified when the recipient opens the document.

How It Works

The ReturnReceipt field is a default field included in the default Lotus Notes mail template. When this field is set to 1, the sender will be notified when the email has been opened for the first time. After it is opened, the Lotus Notes mail template will automatically set a flag on the email to signify that the return notification has been triggered.

The following illustrates how to implement this feature in LotusScript-generated email. In this example, an email is sent to the person that clicks the button. The return receipt is generated after the email is opened in Lotus Notes. Note that no return receipt is generated if the sender and receiver are the same person.

Sub Click(Source As Button)

Dim s As NotesSession
Dim db As NotesDatabase
Dim doc As NotesDocument
Set s = New NotesSession
Set db = s.CurrentDatabase
Set doc = New NotesDocument(db)
' Create the memo header
Dim Person As NotesName
Dim rtitem as NotesRichTextItem
Set Person = New NotesName(s.UserName)
doc.Form = "Memo"
doc.SendTo = Person.Abbreviated
' doc.SendTo = "john doe/org/company"
doc.Subject = "This is the message subject"
doc.ReturnReceipt = "1"
' Create the email message body
Set rtitem = New NotesRichTextItem(doc, "Body")
Call rtitem.AddNewLine(1)
Call rtitem.AppendText("This is the body of the email message.")
Call rtitem.AddNewLine(1)

' Send the email notification
doc.Send (False)
msgbox "An email has been sent."

End Sub


In addition to the SendTo field, you can also set the CopyTo and BlindCopyTo fields.

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