Know your email has been read !

UPDATE: Please read our updated article on email read receipts. This article is no longer valid as the service has been closed.

Have you ever wondered, why you are not getting any reply to your mails? Maybe the friend to whom you sent the mail did not even bother to open it or maybe it never reached the recipient. How will you know?

How to find out if your email has been read? If you have ever been anxious to know if an important mail sent by you has been read by the recipient or not, then here is the perfect tool for you.
SpyPig will send you an email as soon as the recipient opens and reads your message.

There are many ways you can benefit from SpyPig.Check out whether your job application reached it’s target, or if the classified you responded to on Craiglist was read by its owner

This online tool works with almost all modern email programs: Outlook, Eudora, Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL 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)

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.

Best of all, SpyPig is FREE! No spam, no virus, no adware. You can use it as often as you like, and there’s no catch.

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Filed under General. Posted by Abhishek and last updated on March 11, 2015.

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aah,if only i installed this a few days ago.any way of knowing without the software?email sent,i haven’t received reply and i need to know if it was read

Hai, i am use this, but every time i have to generate this tracking image!! Have any way to save this tracking image?

    @ Shankor : Unfortunately, the answer is NO.

    Each image has a unique tracking code only meant for particular mail. Since timestamp differs on each time you generate an image, there is no use saving it.

Im on a mac and using firefox which I just updated. This isn’t working for me. Any idea why? I’m sending myself emails to test it and I see the image, but no email to my inbox. Any help appreciated.


@Christina – If you are using Firefox, then you have to drag the generated image and drop it into the mail. Complete instructions with firefox can be found here –

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