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If you are using the old email format in Comcast, it does not have that option, unless you enable the account in a desktop email client like Outlook or Thunderbird. The new email format does have the feature. Two considerations are that a) Compliance on the part of the recipient is voluntary. They are free to ignore read requests. b) Not all email programs support the use of read receipts. So even if you send one, your recipient might not see it.
If you are on the new format, while in the compose page, click on "Options" to the right and above the message toolbar. The last item you see will be read receipts. If you want the recipient to respond to you, you need to include a request like "Please acknowledge receipt of this email", or something similar.
Unfortunately, Latoque's response is of no value because it does not address the question that was asked. Instead, it tells how to get a read receipt which is a completely separate and completely unrelated issue. I have the same question about marking e-mails as read. I can of course select the e-mail and use the "three bar menu" to manually mark the e-mail as read, but I'd prefer the option for automatic marking once I've read the e-mail. Anybody have a solution?
What the OP was asking is nothing to do with what you are asking about. Two very different things. The OP was asking about how to know if the recipient actually opened and read an email sent to them by the OP. What you are asking is how to mark messages in your Inbox as read. When you open an email in the Inbox list in the webmail UI it should be automatically marked as read by default.