How to check if your email has been read

I’m talking about a system that has no legal value, for that there is PEC.

The trick is only for giving you a concrete proof that the recipient has received and read your email; regardless of what you can say about it, you will know that the email will have read it or, at least, at least received it and clicked on it.

When can such a trick be useful?

In many cases; orders, confirmations, requests, accusations that he did not send an email that was to be sent, and many other cases. If you come to the legal field then, as mentioned above, there is the PEC that can be opposed to third parties, while in this case the trial is not legal; let’s say it only serves to “measure” your recipient and understand if he is telling you a lie or if he is telling the truth. It may also be that he did not actually receive it, but even in this case, you will know why the reading receipt will not arrive.

Find everything on the blog dedicated to all the secrets of email.

A trick that works to know if your email has been read

I have addressed the subject just by concluding that if you do not use the PEC, there are no reliable systems to know if your email has been read or not, but things evolve quickly in this world and, in fact, I discovered two interesting systems, one completely free and the other in two versions, free and paid.

The most interesting and free service is WhoReadMe and I did some testing by verifying that it actually works.

Here’s how to do it

Go to the WhoReadMe.com site and create your free account. You will receive a confirmation email with an activation link and then you can login to the site with your data.

Once you’ve entered the site, clicking on Compose, you’ll be able to create your own email, add an attachment, and send it to anyone you want.

With some interesting options you see below. Track Links is used to tell you whether the recipient clicked on any links and which. Enable expiry mode allows you to set an expiration date for the email, Send this email later you can send the email at a later time automatically and Enable read receipt is the classic read confirmation of which I have already spoken here in the blog.

Once sent, by selecting the Tracking Reports tab, you will see when exactly the email has been read.

And anyway, you will receive an email warning of this fact.
 
 Clicking on the button will give you more information such as how your email system was read (OSX, Windows or even smartphones and tablets and with which operating system), the location of the recipient (very approximate), and even the map and the weather.

Clicking on the button will give you more information such as how your email system was read (OSX, Windows or even smartphones and tablets and with which operating system), the location of the recipient (very approximate), and even the map and the weather.

Nothing to say, the system works perfectly and you can use it for those emails for which you have to be sure that they are read by the recipient.

There is one though.

If you send emails from the site, these will not appear in your mail sent to your mail client, of course. Of course, you can send them in copy knowledge or CCN but it’s not the same.

However, there is an intelligent system, though it involves some extra operation.

If you want your email to be tracked and still remain in your email, you can send the email to the recipient by adding, after your address, the suffix .whoreadme.com .

In fact, I do not think you need to know if an email has been read for all you send. There will be only a few, presumably few, for which you will want to be certain and, perhaps, do not feel you have to use the PEC.

Remember, too, that this system has no legal value, but you alone prove that the recipient has read your email. He may always say that it is not true, but in reality you will know that it is.

If you need legal evidence use PEC.

Like what you read? Give UAE Technician AE a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.