Create trackable e-mail with Thunderbird

In this post we are going to explain how to create a tracked e-mail using Thunderbird and PastePixel. We highly recommend you use Thunderbird as it allows you to easily embed HTML-code.

You can either watch the video or follow the steps below.

Prerequisites

Before getting started, make sure you meet the following requirements:

  • Set up Thunderbird with your e-mail account on your computer.
  • Have a registered PastePixel account.

Video

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Steps

  1. Go to your PastePixel dashboard.
  2. Press the plus-button to create a new mail tracking.
  3. Make sure to add yourself to the blacklist to prevent tracking yourself.
  4. Enter the name of your mail tracking
  5. If you want to track certain URLs, add them under the Trackable URLs section.
  6. Go to Thunderbird and create a new e-mail (Write new message).
  7. Enter the recipients, subject and body as you usually would.
  8. If you want to add the trackable URLs (from step 5) then you have to insert a link. Copy the trackable URL from PastePixel and paste it as the link location. Do this for each trackable URL.
  9. If you want to add the tracking pixel you have to go to Insert > HTML… in Thunderbird. There you want the paste the trackable pixel embed code from PastePixel. Make sure to add this pixel only once.
  10. Now you are ready to send your e-mail.
  11. Go to your dashboard and press the created mail tracking, there you’ll see all tracked data as soon as your recipients get tracked.