How to Get Read Receipt for GMail

What is Read Receipt?

A read receipt is an email notification delivered when a recipient opens (and presumably reads) an email you send. The receipt confirms that the recipient saw your message and records the time.

Why Do You Need Read Receipt?

Even though read receipts do nothing but add more information to your already overflowing mailbox, but there are several reasons why you may need a read receipt. Read receipts may be needed in cases when a recipient may not be replying to you and you may wonder whether he or she is getting emails and whether he or she is reading them or not. In some cases, you may have to send a sensitive email and ensure all the recipients have read it. There can be many more cases and if you’re reading this article, the chances are you have your own reason, whatever it may be.

How to Get Read Receipt for GMail

GMail, the most popular email service does not provide users to get read receipt notice for the free users. Read receipts are available only for Google Apps for Business, Education, and Government customers. They are not available in personal Gmail accounts. So, what do you do?

Enter MailTracker

MailTracker will help you get real-time notifications when people view your emails, sent from your iPhone’s built-in Mail App. You can see where, when, what device, how long and how many times your emails were viewed. Also, MailTracker not only supports GMail, but it also supports Gmail, Google Apps Business, iCloud, Yahoo!,, custom IMAP/SMTP accounts.

MailTracker is not a mail app. You continue to use your iPhone’s Mail App. Just send an email with the default Mail app, and MailTracker notifies you when it’s read, where it’s read, and for how long. You probably won’t need MailTracker for every email you send, but it’s helpful in a lot of situations where you need to know when an email gets read. It’s free for up to two email accounts, and $5/month after that.


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