Check if your Email has been read, encrypt it with a password

Nitish ChandanCyber Security

Those having corporate Email systems sometimes have this feature for all their emails, majorly used by the customer-oriented industry. Just like the Seen tick marks on WhatsApp, here is the same thing for Gmail. While there can be a lot of criticism about this service and its legality, it has been around for a couple of years. Hence, the question is—do you know about it?

Streak is a free service with no bounce-offs and, in our opinion, by far the best in this domain. With Streak and Gmail, you can do all that you have ever wanted to do: Schedule Emails, Snooze Emails, and Encrypt them with a password( YES! For a newbie). Therefore, all you need to do is download individual plugins and it is as simple as that. Read the Email Security Tips here.

How to get started?

1. Go to Chrome and head over here.

2. Subsequently,Install Streak for Gmail and Secure Mail for Gmail (If you want the encrypted Email feature too).

3. Log on to the Streak website.

4. You will see the link to set up Streak. It will open your Gmail account and ask for certain permissions. These are a little flippy but have been working fine for the past years.

Streak Gmail 5. Once you have successfully set up Streak and Secure Email, you are good to go.

6. Consequently, compose an email normally as you used to do.

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7. Now, you can have tracking as on by default. In case you want to time the email for later, you can do that as well. When you’re done filling in these blanks, Hit Send Now.

8. Once your Email has been opened, you will get a notification on your desktop about the email being read. Alternatively, you can open the sent email and check the right sidebar area of the page to see the views and locations.

Screenshot (299)Screenshot (298)9. Nonetheless, the email received on the other end is as normal as it is always.

10. As for the Secure Email service, the steps are also simple. Once the plugin is installed and set up, you will see a lock icon near the Compose mail Button. You just have to click on it.

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Note: It is compulsory for both clients to have this plugin installed.

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