E-mail tracking is a method for monitoring the e-mail delivery to intended recipient. Most tracking technologies utilize some form of digitally time-stamped record to reveal the exact time and date that your e-mail was received or opened, as well the IP address of the recipient.
E-mail tracking is useful when the sender wants to know if the intended recipient actually received the e-mail, or if they clicked the links. However, due to the nature of the technology, e-mail tracking cannot be considered an absolutely accurate indicator that a message was opened or read by the recipient.
Most e-mail marketing software provides tracking features, sometimes in aggregate (e.g. click-through rate), and sometimes on an individual basis.
Some e-mail applications, such as Microsoft Office Outlook, employ a read-receipt tracking mechanism. The sender selects the receipt request option prior to sending the message, and then upon sending, each recipient has the option of notifying the sender that the message was received and/or read by the recipient.
However, requesting a receipt does not guarantee that you will get one, for several reasons. Very few e-mail applications or services support read receipts, and users can generally disable the functionality if they so wish. Those that do support it aren't necessarily compatible with or capable of recognizing requests from a different e-mail service or application. Generally read receipts are only useful within an organization where all employees/members are using the same email service and application.
Depending on the recipient's mail client and settings, they may be forced to click a notification button before they can move on with their work. Even though it is an opt-in process, a recipient may consider it inconvenient, discourteous, or invasive.
Read receipts are sent back to your Inbox as e-mail messages. Additional technical information, such as who it is from, the e-mail software they use, and the IP address of the e-mail server is available inside the Internet headers of the read receipt.
Note that the IP address shown might not be a public IP address, and most likely will be the IP address for the Internet service provider the recipient uses for their internet e-mail service.
The technical term for these is MDN - Message Disposition Notifications, and they are requested by inserting one or more of the following lines into the email headers: X-Confirm-Reading-To: Disposition-Notification-To: or Return-Receipt-To:
How does it work.
After typing your email, but before clicking send, add '.readnotify.com' onto the end of your recipient's email address: for example - firstname.lastname@example.org This directs your email to pass through our servers where we assign it a tracking code. When your email gets read, the tracking code comes back to our server with the date and time, so we can let you know it that it got there.
My emailsoftware resembles Microsoft Outlook Express. The requested function is in the Main Menu (up). Before sending the email, I click on (translated; your Menu may look different.) 'Messages'. In the Sub-Menu, I click on 'Request to confirm'. Then I send the email.
The Recipient gets a message before opening my email. They have a choice: Confirm, Yes or No. If they click 'Yes', I receive a receipt. If they click 'No', I will never know wether or not my email was opened or even read.
Scammers rarely use this function (they are like you and me). Guess they will, after reading this comment. LOL
Hope this corrects deleting BadDogs' excellent job.
BadDog from Madison, United States
(copied and reposted now from the Notepad galley copy. Thank you guys I'm flattered!)
[While there are dozens of web-based email providers -- and some that don’t require an internet connection at all -- surprisingly few offer the return receipt feature. However, some of the more mainstream email clients do, such as America Online (AOL), Netscape, and Microsoft Office Outlook. Still, be aware that even though these applications may have this option, it is disabled by default. In fact, it can sometimes take a few extra clicks for the sender to figure out how to send email with this feature enabled.]
A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing...or a hell of a lot of fun...LOL.
Take the time to read your options an/or preferences within your preferred email provider...you may find you already have this reature but that it is disabled till you 'Turn it on.!'
If this is of little or no help to you Bobby...pls email me direct...Doc has the address.
Delphi unfortunately killed BadDog's second link, it is too long for delphi. I will try trimming a few characters. If this is too long a URL for delphi. I will split into 2 lines. Copy paste the second line at the end in the address bar after opening the first line.
Hello, I looked at all the sources I reviewed all pages of all these thousands of people,
I have chosen you, and I hope that my choice will be correct, I'll be waiting for your
response to my
E-Mail: (lovenicedetka at yahoo dot com) with best wishes Natalya, or perhaps write your
e-mail, will be very grateful!
From: Natalya (email@example.com)
Received: from 18.104.22.168
X-Mailer: The Bat! (v4.0.18) Professional
Subject: Hi Xxxx!!!
Received: from pool-96-237-162-197.bstnma.fios.verizon.net (firstname.lastname@example.org with plain)
by smtp108.plus.mail.re1.yahoo.com with SMTP; 19 Dec 2009 03:00:41 -0800 PST
X-Mailer: The Bat! (v4.0.18) Professional
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
Subject: Hi Xxxx!!!
IP Information - 22.214.171.124
IP address: 126.96.36.199
Reverse DNS: pool-96-237-162-197.bstnma.fios.verizon.net.
Reverse DNS authenticity: [Verified]
ASN Name: VZGNI-TRANSIT
IP range connectivity: 27
Registrar (per ASN): ARIN
Country (per IP registrar): US [United States]
Country Currency: USD [United States Dollars]
Country IP Range: 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206
Country fraud profile: Normal
City (per outside source): Woburn, Massachusetts
Country (per outside source): US [United States]
Private (internal) IP? No
IP address registrar: whois.arin.net
Known Proxy? No
I am sincerely glad that I can get acquainted with such a good person as you. It seems
to me that you are an intelligent person. Simply I did not think that I could find such a
man here as I thought it is site only for fun. But now I speak with you and as it seems
to me that you have serious relations.It is difficult to say, but I should tell you .. but
really I am from Russia and I write to you from there. I understand that it can plunge
you into a shock, but I feel I should tell you this in the first letter. Because I am a fair
and real girl.In this letter I want tell you about me. My name is Natalya. I was born in
Russia where there are a lot of bears and Russian vodka. My age is 24 years, my sign
on the zodiac is Gemini. I am a woman who is tired od being lonely. I want family
happiness with my beloved man. My height is 5 ' 9 (175cm) My weight is 140 (65 kg).
The color of my eyes and hair you can see in the pictures. I work as the manager on
sales of home appliances (DVD's, LCD-tv, teapots, microwaves, washing machines, etc.)
I fill many papers, I advise buyers, and I make out orders. It is a lot of papers
concerning purchases on credit and the installments. I get tired as work like a dog. This
work is paid not very well, the money I get I spend only for the basic expenses. I
learned English at school. I had lessons of English for 5 years. Then also during 3-4
years I had lessons of English at the university, and also I was engaged at specialized
school a little.I am a young woman now, and I have much potential of power and
energy whichnexists in me and my body, and I want and I dream of meeting my true
love and to give my beloved this energy. I love children, different animals, music and
dances. I appreciate true nobleness and kindness in men. I am a romantic and fairly
clever woman who does not like to play different games with feelings of other people. I
am a woman who appreciates gravity highly, confidence and purposefulness of men. I
wish to see the good and interesting guy beside me which can subdue and fascinate
me for ever. The guy who will appreciate me and true warm feelings. I wish to have
long and serious relations, therefore I wish to correspond and develop relations only
with serious men who are interested by search of true love. I want to tell you, that I do
not smoke, I do not drink (only socially), I do not accept drugs. I support a healthy way
of life. I hate lie, treachery, terrorism, silly people, mosquitoes, cockroaches, illness. I
hope, that you are not bored with my story)). If you wish to know about something else
about me please feel free to ask anything you want to know about me. Do not
hesitate! My friend, it would be very pleasant for me if you could answer some of my
questions. Ok? I want to ask you. Would you not be against if your other half in life
was the woman from Russia? What should be your happy family?I hope, that my
questions do not seem to you uninteresting and you will answer them. I hope, that our
acquaintance will be more cognitive in the following letters. It is better give to learn
each other. Probably it is destiny, that I have got acquainted with you. Now I should
close this letter, but I shall expect very much your following letter as it is possible soon.
I shall wait for your letter andpictures!
Please take care!
With the best regards