How to Get Notification to Open Your Email

By | October 13, 2013

How to Get Notification to Open Your Email

When you send an important email to friends or someone through your Gmail account, you may wish to know when your message was received and read by the recipient. Gmail provides a “read receipt” feature powered by Google Apps of its Web-based email application. You can set any email to use the read receipt feature and be notified as soon as the recipient opens your message. This feature works across most email services and clients, even for contacts who do not use Gmail.

Step 1:
Compose a message using your Gmail account as you normally would.

Step 2:
Click “Request return receipt” under the “To:” text box. A new checkbox option will appear.

Step 3:
Place a check in the box next to the “Request read receipt” option and then send your email.

Step 4:
Check your Gmail inbox later for a confirmation. It will come in the form of a new email letting you know which contact opened which message and the time your message was read.

Warnings
• A read receipt notification only means that your recipient opened the message. It does not confirm that he actually read the content or viewed an attachment.
• Your recipient will be prompted for permission to send the read receipt. If the user declines, you won’t receive a confirmation in Gmail.

Try sending yourself an email now with these options set on it. It is a easy way to check out how this works. You will notice that when someone opens an email like this they get a message about sending a read receipt to the sender. You should be aware that the recipient will be aware that you are tracking when they open your email.

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