Confirm Your E-mail Message is Both Received and Read


Q. When I send a message in Outlook, I know I can request a receipt to indicate the message was received, but can I be sure it was read?

A. No, you can’t get a guarantee that it was read , but you can be sure it was at least opened . Before you send the message, click on Options to bring up the Message Options screen. Under Voting and Tracking options , check the box next to Request a delivery receipt for this message or Request a read receipt for this message or both.

Notice, too, that you can divert replies to your e-mails that are sent to a third party. Just check the box for Have replies sent to: and fill in the e-mail address. It works great if you want RSVPs to your invitations sent to your assistant instead of back to you.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.