do I have to send “read receipts” when emails request them? by Alison Green on August 1, 2013 A reader writes: I have an administrator above me who uses read receipts with almost every email. I always send one back since they are requesting it. If I don’t send a receipt back is it considered rude/unprofessional? No. Read receipts are annoying and you’re under no obligation to play along. You may also like:how to respond to an anonymous note that says a temp is stealingending an email with “please advise”are emoticons unprofessional?