Articles tagged: email tracking

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How Can Newsletter Senders Tell That I Haven’t Opened Their Newsletter?

It’s impossible to truly determine if someone opened an email, but newsletters worrying about their reputation try to get an idea.

Who's on the BCC line?

How Do I View the BCC Recipients on an Email I’ve Received?

“BCC” is a way to send copies of email without all the recipients being visible. But can you still view the BCC’ed?

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Can I Stop or ‘Un-send’ an Email I Sent by Mistake?

Once you hit that Send button, you must assume there is no way to stop your email from being sent . . . even if it’s to the wrong person.

Email Address Points Here?

Can People Track My Email Address Location?

Email addresses can be used to locate public information, which could allow someone to track your location from your email address. Use caution when sharing it with someone you don’t trust.

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How Do I Find the IP Address of an Email’s Sender?

Determining the IP address of an email sender is difficult at best, and usually impossible. Sometimes you get lucky.

Can I Tell If Email I Sent Has Been Read by the Recipient?

Can I Tell If Email I Sent Has Been Read by the Recipient?

While there are settings and services that claim to know if an email has been opened, they are notoriously unreliable and pointless.

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Why Does My IP Address Have a Bad Reputation? And What Do I Do?

Email reputation for your home IP address probably doesn’t matter, and having it characterized as “poor” might even be a good thing.

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How Does Blocking Pictures in an Email Protect My Privacy?

Email programs commonly block remote images. I’ll look at why, and how spammers and others use remote images for good and evil.

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Is it OK to not click on the show images button in email?

Often images are used by newsletter providers to track how often emails are read. Yes it’s tracking… but is it something you need to worry about?

Someone's Peeking!

Can My Company See My Personal Email?

In a work environment all bets are off. If they’re looking hard enough, an employer can see everything you do on a work computer.

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How can I prove that I didn’t send a particular email?

So much information in email can be spoofed that it’s difficult to prove where an email came from unless you look at the headers.

Something's Up

Why is email I’m sending being received by someone I’m not sending to?

This is a frustrating situation that happens regularly to businesses running email lists. More than likely someone on your list is automatically forwarding. There is one way you may be able to track down the source.


How Do I Detect Web Beacons in Email?

A web “beacon” or “bug” is simply something in an email that reports back to the sender that you’ve opened the mail.