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I was thinking of tracking down the emails I sent if the recipient actually receive and reads it. During the research, I came across this service better known as MSGTAG or message tags if I am to literally call it. This service offers both paid and free service with the inclusion of tracking software. The software is pretty sleek and tiny so you won’t be bothered having it to consume hard disk space.
Having the amazing features such as the ability to notify you the moment your messages are opened which is pretty robust. The email notification is sent to a particular email address that you’ll have to specify. According to their site, it’s non-obtrusive meaning no pop-ups or whatsoever unlike receipts being delivered via Outlook and Outlook Express.
It’s simple to use with an eye-catching capsule design allowing you to enable or disable tagging with one click. The paid versions however can display tagging and notification options to find out your tagging status and select new options without trawling through screens of pull-down menus.
Alright, enough with the features so let’s get to the bottom line of this review. Did they deliver what they have promised? Unfortunately, the free version alone is not worth trying out. The moment I sent the email using my ISP’s (Internet Service Provider) POP3 account to my web hosting POP3 email address, I immediately opened it. Doing so, I am expecting that I would be getting an email notification from MSGTAG that will be sent to my Gmail account (the email I used to receive notification via the MSGTAG options) stating that I’ve already read the email that was sent to my web hosting email address but there was nothing (I even waited for hours).
If the free service alone cannot deliver what it promises, do you think I would be convinced to even purchase the paid service? If I were you, would you? It seems that FREE stuff nowadays is becoming less attractive. If not under-quality, it’s a crap. Better yet, if businesses are offering both free and paid stuff, its better that they drop those free stuff or services that are trashy and not making it as a front like a hook with the bait that will work against them.
Ever had the same experience online or offline? Do share your stories.
I just wanted to let everyone know that MSGTAG Free is no longer going to be updated although the service provider has not specified that they will be taking it down which doesn’t make sense on why they still have to keep it somehow. It’s just a bait so don’t eat it. Furthermore, since MSGTAG Free is based on the MSGTAG Plus Platform, they had it discontinued to focus on the new MSGTAG Status 2.5 in response to the secure email connection security systems setup by most ISPs that the older plans don’t support. It’s an information that is long overdue that should have been communicated early on. – Updated, 16th October 2009 source: via Email.
Category: email tools