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    Sometimes when sending an email to someone, I need the recipient to inform me once he receives the email. There are the following words that I might use, but I don't really know whether they are correct or not:

    1. Please aknowledge your receipt.
    2. When you reveice this email, please let me know.
    3. Please let me know once you receive this email.
    4. Please reply with a "well-received", so that I know that you've received.

    Which one is natural? Thanks a lot!

    Emily

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    Quote Originally Posted by emily wong View Post
    Sometimes when sending an email to someone, I need the recipient to inform me once he receives the email. There are the following words that I might use, but I don't really know whether they are correct or not:
    1. Please aknowledge your receipt. Please acknowledge receipt of this email.
    2. When you receive this email, please let me know.
    3. Please let me know once you receive this email. Good - less formal.
    4. Please reply with a "well-received", so that I know that you've received. Not good. Well-received has a different meaning, which is that something was welcome. That peple were happy to receive something. It is also used to describe a good reaction to a new film, book, etc - that people liked it.

    Which one is natural? Thanks a lot!
    Emily
    Hope this helps.

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