You may not realize it. But your email isn’t private.
Not by a long shot.
For example, here’s an email from a salesperson.
See that notification? It’s showing you that the salesperson is tracking when you open that email.
Without getting overly technical, here’s what you need to know…
It’s easy for companies and individuals to add tracking to their emails. When you open a tracked email, the sender can see:
- That you opened it
- What time you opened it
- Any links you click on
Email senders use this information to watch what you do with their messages.
They use that info to send follow-up emails, sales pitches, or donation requests.
How to Block Email Trackers
Email Privacy Protector: Is My Email Tracked? is the solution for anyone who wants to block email tracking.
It works by identifying and blocking the trackers that companies add to their emails.
You’ll still be able to read and respond to emails normally. But the senders of those emails won’t be able to track your activity.
How to Block Email Tracking in Gmail
Email Privacy Protector: Is My Email Tracked? is a free add-on for Gmail that’s available from the Chrome Web store.
To install, click “Add to Chrome.” The process usually takes less than a second.
Once you’ve installed the blocker, you’ll see notifications in your emails telling you if a company is using a tracker, and we think you’ll be surprised when you see just how many of them do.
You do not have to actively block email tracking. It will happen automatically after you’ve installed the tool in Gmail.
Your Gmail will work normally—and any identified trackers will be blocked automatically.
That’s all there is to it!
From then on, salespeople, companies, and fundraising teams using email trackers—they’ll each be blocked from monitoring your activity in Gmail.
*Pro Tip: If you want to add email tracking to your outbound emails, we have a free tool for you too. It’s called Free Email Tracker, and you can learn more about it here.