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I can't find any way to enable read receipts for messages on Mountain Lion.

Read receipts are the iOS term for acknowledgements that show wether or not a message has been read yet or not.

Does Messages for Mountain Lion support read receipts at all?

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From the Messages app section of the Apple Mountain Lion "what's new" page:

Turn on read receipts, and they’ll see when you’ve read a message.

According to this OS X Daily post, you can send read receipts in the Message app by following these steps:

  1. Open Preferences in iMessage, and select the “Accounts” tab
  2. Select the Message account from the left
  3. Check the box next to “Send Read Receipts” to enable
  4. Close out of iMessage Preferences

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I can confirm the presence of the checkbox on my own Mac.

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Thanks! What an awkward place =/ too bad googling this gave me 10 pages of Mountain Lion reviews talking about the same generic set of new apps lol -.-' – AMomchilov Jul 31 '12 at 16:59

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