Last week I received an email from my PLC’s leader that told us what he wanted done because he was gone that day. At the bottom of the email was a link that said “Sent with MailTrack.” Initially I was creeped out. Did he seriously need to know if and when we read the email!? Needless to say, I added the extension to my own email to test it out. I wanted to know exactly what information he was able to gather through this service.
I sort of forgot that I had added the extension over the weekend, but had to write quite a few important emails once I got back at the beginning of the week. I had emails about my Capstone revisions, emails for Comprehensible Iowa, and more. ¡Uy! I have to confess – it was kind of nice to have a receipt of when the email was received! Not only could I see that an email had been received, I could see which device had been used (iPhone versus Gmail), when it was read, and if it had been read again and when. I can see this Chrome extension being helpful in education – especially if you have to send important emails to parents or administration.
The only downfall I can see with this extension is when you send an email to multiple people. In these instances, I can see all the times an email has been read and in what capacity but I cannot tell who the person was who read it at that specific time.
If you’re interested, click here to check out Mail Track for Gmail!