MailTrack Tells You When Someone Has Read Your Email Message

MailTrack Tells You When Someone Has Read Your Email Message

Chrome: Corporate email systems often have ways of telling you if an email is read. For users of Gmail in Chrome, MailTrack creates easy read receipts. MailTrack, like other read receipt extensions, puts a tiny image in the outgoing email that displays when a recipient opens the email.

We’ve covered apps that do this before, but MailTrack is much easier to use if all you need is a simple notification when someone opens your email.

Note: If the recipient turns off automatic image loading, you won’t get a read receipt. What I really like about this free extension is that it not only shows if the email was read, but with which device it was first read on. Just check sent items and a green tick will show when an email is read. You can also receive email notifications when the email is read.

If you install the extension, go to the dashboard and remove the signature at the bottom to avoid advertising while you use it.

MailTrack [Chrome Web Store via AddictiveTips]


  • This kind of thing is exactly the reason automatic image loading is disabled by default on most mail clients. The tracking image not only knows when you’ve read the email, but how many times, and the IP address, operating system, browser and version every time the mail is viewed, all without the reader knowing any of this personal information is being taken.

    If you want to know when someone reads your email, ask them to reply, don’t invade their privacy.

  • Mail doesn’t support read receipts unfortunately. Are you a Gmail user? If so you can use 3rd party email tracking services. They’re much better than a read receipt. The recipient of your email doesn’t need to acknowledge the read receipt. The tracking just happens in the background.

    You can check out ContactMonkey and Boomerang. ContactMonkey is stealthy email tracking for Gmail whereas Boomerang offers a traditional read receipt. They both have free options.

    Hope that helps!

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