Do you want to be notified when your gmail emails are opened and read? Here are 4 free softwares that will allow you to do so with a few clicks
Do you want to be notified when your gmail emails are opened and read? Here are 4 free softwares that will allow you to do so with a few clicks of configuration
Whether in a professional or personal context, being able to be notified when an important email is read by its recipient has many advantages. Here is a list of tools that will allow you to obtain a read confirmation or a read acknowledgement after sending your emails via Gmail.
If when you use emailing software, it is fairly easy to know when your email marketing campaigns are opened and read (and by which emails) via the reporting interfaces of the solutions, when you send emails via a mailbox like Gmail (gmail.com free or via the paid version Google Apps), without any external solution or specific settings, this will natively not be possible.
So here's how to get a read confirmation for your emails sent via a gmail.com or Google Apps email address.
4 softwares to get a read confirmation on your gmail emails
If you use the free version of Gmail and have an email address ending with @gmail.com, the free tools listed below will allow you to be notified when your recipient has opened and read your email:
Mailtrack: this is a Chrome freemium extension to install on your browser. It allows you to receive a free confirmation of opening / reading for all your emails sent via Gmail. The free version integrates the promotion of Mailtrack at the end of your emails, you have to subscribe to a paid subscription in order to hide this promotion and have access to more features.
Boomerang: this free Chrome extension allows both to schedule the sending of emails in Gmail and to obtain read confirmations.
Leadboxer: this Chrome extension also freemium but more limited than the first one will also allow you to track the opening of your emails after creating a free trial account.
Mixmax: also available as a Chrome extension to install on your browser, Mixmax offers a free version allowing you to track up to 100 emails per month. It is therefore more limited than the others but an alternative to consider, especially if you plan to opt for the paid version of one of these solutions.
All these software will allow you, once configured, to receive opening confirmations and read emails sent via a gmail.com address.
The settings to be made to receive a read receipt via gmail for companies (google apps)
If you use Gmail as your corporate mailbox, you'll have a paid Google Apps account and therefore have more options than the free gmail.com accounts.
Email read confirmation is one of the additional options only natively eligible for paid accounts. You won't need a third party solution in this case, however, it is essential that your company's account administrator has enabled the option in the settings.
When you use the 'read confirmation'feature in Gmail for Business, you'll be notified by email when your email is opened.
To receive it, simply
- Write your email as usual and then, just before sending it, in the bottom right-hand corner, click on "Other options" and then "Request read confirmation".
- You just have to send your email as usual.
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