How to Know the Email You sent Read by Recipient or Not

Posted by Shailendra Doke | Jan 22, 2008

spypig Sometimes we send an important email to a friend or relative or for some business purpose, then we waste our time in thinking about, "Has he or she read my email yet?".

SpyPig is a simple email tracking system that sends you a notification email as soon as the recipient opens and reads your message.

This online tool works with almost all modern email programs: Outlook, Eudora, Yahoo Email, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL Email and many others.

How do I use it?

The system is very easy to use. In just few minutes, you'll be able to use it like a real spy! To start using SpyPig, follow the simple steps in the SpyPig Farm on the right.

  • Enter your email (not recipients)
  • Give the title to it ( So you can Know this is a Notification )
  • pick a custom tracking image to track
  • Click on the Activate Button (Generates a tracking Image for You)

SpyPig is especially useful when you respond to a classified ad such as that on Craigslist (for an employment, for example) and wonder if your email reaches its target.

How does it work?

When you generate the picture it gives a code, you have to put the code in your email (which is to be sent). After pasting the code in the email just send it along with your matter. When the recipient receive the email and opens it to read, the image loads from SpyPig server, since each image has a unique tracking ID, SpyPig sends you a message to notify you that your message has been read.


Both you and the recipient must use an HTML-formatted email, not a plain-text or rich-text formatted email. SpyPig works by using a tracking image (SpyPig image) whose reference to its location on our server is embedded in your HTML email message. When the recipient opens your email, the tracking image will be automatically downloaded from our server, triggering the "email opened" alert on our system.

SpyPig is dedicated to all those anxious individuals out there who can't stand wondering all day and night if their important email has been read or not.

I hope this little email tracking tool will help you gain some of your sanity back.

  • # Unknown on 1/29/2009 12:05:00 PM  

    i have a yahoo mail ID I sent the message from my mail ID The message should not sent to the receipiant. why?

  • # Anonymous on 2/04/2009 05:09:00 PM  

    How about the free service from ? I'm using it to track whether my email is being forwarded.

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