The Bottom Line
- MSGTAG lets you know whether your mail has been opened in an easy to use fashion
- Working as a proxy, MSGTAG can be used with any email client
- MSGTAG Status tracks multiple emails in a convenient way
- MSGTAG doesn't work under all circumstances
- Infringes the recipient's privacy
- MSGTAG doesn't work with multiple recipients
- MSGTAG notifies you when the recipient of an email you sent opens it.
- Works with any email client as an SMTP proxy, supports authenticated SMTP.
- MSGTAG inserts a small tag line including an image located at MSGTAG's servers.
- When the recipient opens the message, the image is downloaded and MSGTAG sends you the receipt.
- MSGTAG Plus and MSGTAG Status let you customize the tag line or hide it (while retaining tracking).
- MSGTAG Status includes a dashboard keeping you up to date on the status of all emails you sent.
- The MSGTAG installation wizard can import your mail settings from Outlook or IncrediMail.
- MSGTAG supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista.
Guide Review - MSGTAG 1.4.5 - Certified Email Service
MSGTAG notices when the tagline (part of which is an image located at MSGTAG's servers) is loaded and lets you know via email that the recipient has opened the message. MSGTAG Plus lets you customize the tag line, and MSGTAG Status allows you to track your emails inside MSGTAG, without having to rely on email notifications.
It's a pity, though, that MSGTAG relies on these HTML return receipts exclusively. If the recipient doesn't download the image (privacy conscious people often don't), you won't get notified.