Delphi - Request Delivery Receipt and Read Receipt - Email Trace

The following delphi example codes demonstrate how to request read receipt and delivery receipt.

Read Receipt

Some e-mail applications, such as Microsoft Office Outlook, employ a read-receipt tracking mechanism. A sender selects the receipt request option prior to sending the message. Upon opening the email, each recipient has the option of notifying the sender that the message was opened and read.

However, there is no guarantee that you will get a read-receipt. Some possible reason are that very few e-mail applications or services support read receipts, or simply because users disable the functionality. Those do support read-receipt aren’t necessarily compatible with or capable of recognizing requests from a different e-mail service or application

Delivery Receipt and Failure Report (NDS)

It is also called a DSN (delivery service notification), which is a request to the recipient’s email server to send you a notification about the delivery of an email you’ve just sent. The notification takes the form of an email, and will tell you if your delivery succeeded (Delivery Receipt), failed, got delayed (Failure Report - NDS).

Installation

EASendMail is a SMTP component which supports all operations of SMTP/ESMTP protocols (RFC 821, RFC 822, RFC 2554). Before you can use the following example codes, you should download the EASendMail Installer and install it on your machine at first.

Add Reference

To use EASendMail SMTP ActiveX Object in your Delphi project, the first step is “Add Unit file of EASendMail to your project”. Please go to C:\Program Files\EASendMail\Samples_Delphi\simple.delphi or C:\Program Files (x86)\EASendMail\Samples_Delphi\simple.delphi folder, find EASendMailObjLib_TLB.pas, and then copy this file to your project folder.

unit Unit1;

interface
// include EASendMailObjLib_TLB unit to your Delphi Project
uses
Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
Dialogs, EASendMailObjLib_TLB, StdCtrls;

You can also create “EASendMailObjLib_TLB.pas” manually like this:

  • Delphi 7

    Please choose menu -> Project -> Import Type Library and select EASendMailObj ActiveX Object, click Create Unit, the reference of EASendMail ActiveX Object will be added to your project.

    add reference in Delphi
  • Delphi XE

    If you use Delphi XE to import the Type library, Please choose menu -> Component -> Import Component -> Import Type Library -> and select EASendMailObj ActiveX Object -> have Generate Component Wrapper checked -> Create Unit.

Then you can start to use it in your Delphi Project.

Delphi - Request Delivery Receipt and Read Receipt - Example

The following example codes demonstrate requesting read receipt and delivery receipt from an email. In order to run it correctly, please change SMTP server, user, password, sender, recipient value to yours.

Note

To get full sample projects, please download and install EASendMail on your machine.

Unit Unit1;

Interface

Uses
    Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
    Dialogs, StdCtrls, EASendMailObjLib_TLB; // add EASendMail Unit

Type
    TForm1 = Class(TForm)
        Button1: TButton;
        Procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
    private
        { Private declarations }
    public
        { Public declarations }
    End;

Const
    Notification_None = 0;
    Notification_OnSuccess = 2;
    Notification_OnFailure = 4;
    Notification_Delay = 8;
    Notification_Never = 16;

Var
    Form1: TForm1;

Implementation

{$R *.dfm}

Procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
Var
    oSmtp : TMail;
Begin
    oSmtp := TMail.Create(Application);
    oSmtp.LicenseCode := 'TryIt';

    // Set your sender email address
    oSmtp.FromAddr := 'test@emailarchitect.net';

    // Add recipient email address
    oSmtp.AddRecipientEx( 'support@emailarchitect.net', 0);

    // Set email subject
    oSmtp.Subject := 'simple email from Delphi, read receipt required';

    // Set email body
    oSmtp.BodyText := 'this is a test email sent from Delphi project, do not reply';

    // Your SMTP server address
    oSmtp.ServerAddr := 'smtp.emailarchitect.net';

    // User and password for ESMTP authentication, if your server doesn't require
    // user authentication, please remove the following codes
    oSmtp.UserName := 'test@emailarchitect.net';
    oSmtp.Password := 'testpassword';

    // If your SMTP server requires SSL connection, please add this line
    // oSmtp.SSL_init();


    // Request read receipt
    oSmtp.ReadReceipt := True;

    // Request both failure and success report
    oSmtp.DeliveryNotification := Notification_OnFailure Or
                    Notification_OnSuccess;

    ShowMessage( 'start to send email ...' );

    If oSmtp.SendMail() = 0 Then
        ShowMessage( 'email was sent successfully!' )
    Else
        ShowMessage( 'failed to send email with the following error: '
        + oSmtp.GetLastErrDescription());

End;

End.

32bit/x64 ActiveX DLL

Seperate builds of run-time dll for 32 and x64 platform

File Platform
Installation Path\EASendMailObj.dll 32 bit
Installation Path\x64\EASendMailObj.dll 64 bit

Distribution

  • Standard EXE

    For VB6, C++, Delphi or other standard exe application, you can distribute EASendMailObj.dll with your application to target machine without COM-registration and installer. To learn more detail, please have a look at Registration-free COM with Manifest File.

  • Script

    For ASP, VBScript, VBA, MS SQL Stored Procedure, you need to install EASendMail on target machine by EASendMail installer, both 32bit/x64 DLL are installed and registered.

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