Email tracking is a script used for monitoring the delivery of sent emails to intended recipient. Most tracking techniques can track time and date that an email was received or opened, including the IP address of the recipient etc.
Tracking can be useful for marketing purposes when the sender wants to know if the intended recipient has actually received the email, or they have clicked the links. However, due to the nature of the technology and various protections now used by netizens to disable tracking script, email tracking cannot be considered as absolutely accurate report that an email was opened or read by the recipient.
Email marketing software such as Express Email Marketing already provides you automatic tracking methods. In this lesson we will talk about tracking emails sent over your Gmail account.
There are various extensions and apps you can use to track your emails, we have hand picked some of the best apps for Android, Chromebook and iOS.
Android – Google Play Apps
Sidekick allows you to track emails and never be stuck wondering. It not only updates you instantly when your email was opened but lets you see how many times a person has opened your email, where your email was opened and whether links are clicked or not.
The best thing about this app is that others won’t be able to know you’re tracking your own emails and contacts.
Email App for Gmail & Exchange integrates with Gmail, Google Apps, and Microsoft Exchange accounts (other services coming soon!).
The app features advanced functionality such as response tracking, snoozing emails, scheduling email for later, and more. It is an email client designed with an intuitive gesture system and eye-catching design. It also make as way to use Gmail and Exchange messages on your phone.
Google Chrome – Webstore Apps
MailTrack for Gmail MailTrack.io lets you know when the emails you send have been read. It works with Gmail and Google Apps, and you can use it completely free of cost for unlimited time.
Yesware Email Tracking allows you to know who opens your emails and click your links. Comes packed with email tracking analytics and templates for Gmail. It takes the guesswork out of email by instantly showing you when and how often your emails are viewed.
Bananatag Email Tracking enables you to track and schedule emails. You can track files and create email templates within Gmail or Google Apps. Sends you notification when a recipient opens your email or clicks a link.
Intelliverse Email Tracker lets you know when your email was viewed, where it was opened, and on what device.
iTunes – App Store
MailTracker get you real-time notifications when people see your emails, sent from your iPhone’s native Mail App.
Yesware – Email Tracking for Sales Productivity shows you who opens your emails and clicks on your links, with on-the-go email tracking for Gmail and Google Apps for Business.
It also provides you email templates and reminders you can set on important email messages.
iTrackMail – Easy Email Tracking and Read Receipts is a free app with tons of useful features. It checks and alerts you when people are reading your email.
All you got to do is tell iTrackMail the subject of your email message, write your email like you usually would, and then press send. That’s it. iTrackMail will now do the rest.
When someone reads your email, the app sends you a push notification. It also records the date and time of the receipt, provides rough estimates of the Country, Region, Platform, and Browser of the recipient. Also you would be able to know if more than one person reads your email.