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Has Anyone Used GetNotify For Receiving E-Mail Receipts?

by JJo2006 / August 21, 2009 5:19 AM PDT

I was considering using the GetNotify service. I was wondering if it's any good. I would use it on Yahoo, etc. AOL already has e-mail receipts.

Thanks for any help.

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Yes, I've used it - very cumbersome!
by JimsPOBox / September 27, 2009 12:38 AM PDT

I tired it out and I don't think you will like it. It is very cumbersome to use.

To use it with EACH, you have to go to there site, log in, fill out a form with info on the email you are going to write, select an image to put in your email, copy the image, then you have 60 seconds to go back to your email program and complete it and enter the image you copied.

If you and the person you are sending the email to both are using HTML email setting, you will get an email back advising you to go to the GetNotify site and get the details on the receipt.

Now you have to again go to the site, log in, open p your account of email sent and read the return receipt. Whew.........

Not real user friendly! Don't think you will do that very often! Also, if you or your recipient is using Plain Text email, (which is the default with Yahoo Classic mail)then the service will not work.

Another service which is very similar is SpyPig.com It works about the same way except you read the information on the return receipt in your email account and don't have to go back to there site. A little better but still a lot of work.

Is there ea BETTER service? Sure is! www.msgtag.com offers a free service along with some paid services. The only drawback to this service is that YOU have to have a POP3 email account (Outlook Express, Outlook, etc.) The recipient can have any service. The BIG advantage to MsgTag is it is totally transparent when you use it. You have do do nothing different after you set it up. Every email you send you will get a return receipt right back in your regular email account.

If you are currently not using a POP3 account, you can set one for free with your ISP provider. If you still want to use Gmail or Yahoo, you can have them set up in Outlook Express as POP3 also. Gmail will do it for free. For Yahoo, you have to sign up for Mail Plus which is $20 per year and offers other benefits an is pretty cool.

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getnotify
by nnmmbbb / May 24, 2010 8:57 PM PDT

It's an excellent sevice.
Easy to use and free.
Never fails.

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NOT working
by user_nameX / January 19, 2016 11:38 AM PST
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Though they have simplified the process, I tried sending a test email to myself. Didn't get tracked because it told me AFTER I'd sent it that sender and recipient email can't be the same. Fine, I sent it from a different account. 35 minutes later, it has not come through to the account I sent it to. Tried sending it from yet ANOTHER account to myself. 20 minutes later, it has not come through. No it's NOT in spam. It's apparently nowhere except perhaps in limbo.

It *may* eventually work, but based on this test run, it seems to add 45 minutes or so to the delivery time of any email at best, or just send it off into oblivion, never to reach its intended recipient. Not a useful option as far as I can tell.

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Windows only
by user_nameX / January 19, 2016 12:14 PM PST
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Too bad it's for Windows only, so 50% of all computer users are out.

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Re: Windows only
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 19, 2016 12:51 PM PST
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That 50% depends on what you call a "computer". If you include phones and tablets Windows is far less than 50%. If you only include (next to Windows) devices that run Mac OS or Linux, Windows is far more than 50%.

Kees

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It's awesome...
by leonaseer / April 22, 2016 1:32 AM PDT

Hi everyone
I've just got signed up with getNotify serivce & strait after I've tested it & send an email to my other email address & it's awesome, it didn't delay a millisecond even. It's told me everything but I only need to know that my email has been read, that's it. It's enough man...
I'm am giving it 5 stars... by they way why people always give only 5 stars, why not 10 or 100 or even more...

Thanks getNotify.com

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