Gabe over at Macdrifter stands up for the “thanks” email, and Ben Brooks strongly disagrees. I’m with Brooks on this one in finding the extra email annoying and not wanting to clog up others’ inboxes with the same. Basically I trust that my emails are being received and that if somebody is expecting something from me and doesn’t get it they will let me know. Likewise, if I need confirmation of receipt of a message I can ask for it.
The short of it is this: I’ve never wished I had received a thank you message when I didn’t.