This article covers a simple method to get read receipts in Gmail with real-time notifications and tracker blocking. Gmail is one of the most popular email providers for personal as well as enterprise use. Despite that, Gmail lacks some essential enterprise-level features like read receipts, email trackers, etc.
Mailpanion is a free service that brings many such features to Gmail. It allows you to track your emails and also block trackers from the incoming emails. In email tracking, it provides read receipts and link-clicking information with real-time notifications. With the real-time notifications, you can know the exact time when your email is opened. It also provides better privacy by automatically detecting trackers and blocking them. So, let’s check it out.
Track Emails, Block Trackers with Mailpanion
Mailpanion has a simple setup process; it seamlessly blends within the Gmail interface without creating any distractions. First, visit the Mailpanion website and sign in the web app with your Gmail account. Use the same Gmail account for sign up where you want to use this service.
After sign in, you get a dashboard where you can track the following stats:
- Trackers Blocked
- Email Tracked
- Email Opened
- Average Click Per Email
Apart from that, you can dive into the settings and activate the following features as per your requirements:
- Email open tracking
- Link click tracking
- Open indicators in Gmail
- Detect email trackers
- Block email trackers
- Real-time desktop notifications
- Email notifications
After configuring the web app, install the Mailpanion Chrome extension from here sign in. With the extension installed, this service will start working on your Gmail.
While writing an email, you get a Mailpanion option alongside the Send button. This allows you to enable email tracking, link tracking, and real-time notification for that particular email.
After sending an email, you can track it from the Send section. If you’ve enabled the indicators, you get a green indicator in front of the email that tells you whether the email is opened yet or not. You can click open the email to see the same information alongside the time.
In case an incoming email has trackers, this service blocks them immediately. When you open that email, it shows you that the email has trackers that are blocked by Mailpanion. It also gives you an option to unblock the trackers; if you need that in any case.
This is how you can easily get read receipts in Gmail with real-time notifications and tracker blocking. It adds the latest messaging features to Gmail that lets you know the exact time when your email is opened and whether a link is clicked or not. As almost 70 percent of mailing lists have trackers so it’s nice to have a blocker for better privacy.