March 2016

How to know if your emails are being read

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Raise your hand if you’re tired of writing, “Hi! I was wondering if you’ve had time to read my email…”

In a perfect world, everybody would reply to all the emails we send. That not being the case, the second best thing would be if we knew if and when our emails have been opened and read. It would save us the energy we spend wondering if our message got through, and the time it takes to compose a follow-up email.

This is totally possible with’s email tracking feature. How does it work? All you have to do is compose an email, and send it. That’s it. You don’t have to think about yet one more thing to add to your list of tasks because our Chrome extension will automatically track every email that you create. The check in the Track box at the lower left corner of your email confirms this. (What do you do if you don’t want to track a particular email? Just untick this box.)

Tracking-on-and-off-small-cropped will send you live notification informing you as soon as the person you are emailing opens your message.  Inside the live notification itself, you can do two things: (1.) Open the email that you are tracking. (2.)  Mute the conversation. You’ll then stop receiving the live notification, an option you may want if you emailed multiple recipients.



Information gets to you quick because an eye will appear next to every email you are tracking. The eye is grey if the email has not been opened. It turns green as soon as the email is read. The eye is also there right inside your email, in the upper right corner.


Now hover your mouse over the eye. A tool tip will give you the details you need, how many times the email has been opened and when.


One more place you can see tracking information is inside the sidebar. Here you have a summary. You’ll see a list of the tracked emails you have sent a particular contact, as well as the details of when he opened them.

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How to send a bulk emailing campaign with mail merge for Gmail

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bulk emailing campaign with mail merge for Gmail

An account executive for a popular online coupon company, Sam regularly sends product updates to a list of business owners and managers interested in using coupons to promote their business.

Much of what he says in the emails is the same for each client, but Sam is good at his job. He doesn’t want any of them to think that he was lumping him in with a group of prospects; he will never use a mass mailing product. He shudders thinking of another company’s logo and an unsubscribe button making their way into his messages.

wz_mailmerge_2 copy will be perfect for Sam. It is is a Chrome extension that lets you send email campaigns to a list of receptive clients straight from your Gmail. That means that Sam’s messages will be automated, but will look like regular email that he tapped out one by one.

Making the experience better is that dynamic fields are recognized, so Sam goes beyond a “Hi all” greeting (another thing he dislikes), and keeps everything personal.

Additional useful features include templates, access to Google Contacts groups, the possibility of using a CSV file, and the tracking of open rates, clicks and replies.

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