Would you like to know if your Gmail message has been opened by the person you’ve sent it to? For work, I often send out quotes worldwide and when I don’t get a response, I sometimes wonder if my email has been received and opened or if it’s perhaps been diverted to a spam folder by the recipient’s email client. Well I’ve discovered that there is a Chrome and Firefox extension to track your Gmail and send you an email response once it’s been opened by the recipient. It’s called Right Inbox for Gmail and I’m just surprised that Google hadn’t implemented this feature themselves. The great thing is that the recipient doesn’t have to do anything only open your email, and he doesn’t even know the message is being tracked. The plugin also lets you schedule your Gmail for future sending.
I’ve installed it and got it working fine after some initial problems. After clicking to allow Right Inbox access to my Gmail account, I would be taken into a loop to install, authenticate, install, etc. Eventually, after running CCleaner then SuperAntiSpyware to remove additional cookies as part of my PC maintenance routine, I found that Right Inbox had finally installed correctly and the track box shown above was available and working. I sent a tracked test email to another of my own email addresses and once I had opened that, I received a message back in my Gmail inbox straightaway saying that the email had been opened and giving the IP address and location of the recipient (me).
So if you want notification that your Gmail messages have been opened by the recipient, try this useful Chrome and Firefox extension.