Do not print Tracking Receipts information

When I print a Sent Item which holds tracking information from Read Receipts I requested, Outlook also prints out the entire list of tracking receipt responses.

Is there a way that I can print a message without these tracking receipts?

Tracking buttonWhen printing a message, any read receipt tracking information is placed directly under the message header information and before the actual message text.

To prevent these receipts from being printed you can use one of the following 2 methods;

  • Set the PrintTrackingPref Registry key to prevent receipts from ever being printed.
  • If you only sometimes want to prevent the printing of read receipts or don’t want to modify the Registry, you can save the message outside of Outlook first.

Prevent receipts from ever being printed via the PrintTrackingPref key

Registry Editor buttonTo disable Outlook’s Tracking Receipts printing functionality, you can set the following Registry key.

Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\<version>\Outlook\Preferences
Value name: PrintTrackingPref
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

When the value is set to 1, Outlook won’t print tracking information. When the value is set to 0 or is missing, Outlook will print tracking information.

Prevent receipts from printing by saving the message first

Save As buttonIf you do not want to set the Registry key or if you for instance sometimes need to print the tracking information and sometimes you don’t, you can save the message as a .html or .txt file first via;

  • File-> Save As-> use the “Save as type” dropdown list to select HTML or Text Only

Since the tracking information is not saved in the html- or txt-file, you can open that saved html-message in a browser (like Internet Explorer, Edge or Chrome) or the txt-file in Notepad and then print from there.