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Right Inbox now lets you track when an e-mail is opened

Right Inbox has added a new feature to its existing Gmail browser extension that allows you to track when an e-mail is opened.

We originally told you about Right Inbox and how it allowed you to schedule when your e-mails in Gmail were to be sent. The latest version of the extension adds the ability to track when your e-mails are opened. If you currently have the Right Inbox extension installed, you should already see the new feature when composing an e-mail.

If you don't have the extension currently, head on over to to get it. You'll need to be using either Firefox or Chrome.

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani

After the extension is installed, compose a new message in Gmail. You will see a new button with a check box next to the title of Track. Compose your message as you normally would, check the box if you wish to be alerted when your e-mail is opened, and send it on its way.

Once the recipient opens the e-mail, Right Inbox will send you an e-mail alerting you to the fact the e-mail has been opened. It's that easy.

I'm not sure why anyone would want to know where the person opened the e-mail is located, as well as the exact IP address it was opened from, but that information is included as well.

I know the feeling of sending off an important e-mail, hoping it was received and not sent to a junk folder on accident. There's that time period when you begin to question if a follow-up e-mail would be too pushy, or come across the wrong way. Tracking will help to let you know if the e-mail has been opened.

What do you guys think about this? A tad creepy or a good tool to have?