Help me pls:Tracking mails in rails

hai friends can anone help me to provide a way to implement the
following using rails.

i created a mail campaign application.if a user successfuly
created a campaign he will be getting a mail.

  1. how i can track that someone opens the mail?
    what i did is just pass some parameters like used id , campaign id
    along with this.then i created one table to store the resulting
    url, campaign id, user id, and count. can anyone tell me about he
    controller method . is ma way is correct or not?

  2. if one user got a mail and he forward that mail, how can i
    track ordetect the forward mail count.

Thanks,

tony

On 24 April 2010 05:43, Tony A. [email protected] wrote:

hai friends can anone help me to provide a way to implement the
following using rails.

i created a mail campaign application.if a user successfuly
created a campaign he will be getting a mail.

  1. how i can track that someone opens the mail?

As discussed in your previous post it is not possible to do this
reliably. Consider emails you receive yourself for example. Do you
want the sender to know when you open it on your personal PC? In
principle this could allow him to determine things about you that you
want to keep private. Are you at home at a particular time of day for
example.

Colin

Colin L. wrote:

On 24 April 2010 05:43, Tony A. [email protected] wrote:

hai friends �can �anone �help me to provide a way to implement the
following �using �rails.

�i �created a �mail campaign �application.if a � user � successfuly
created a campaign he �will be �getting a mail.

  1. how i can �track that someone opens the mail?

As discussed in your previous post it is not possible to do this
reliably. Consider emails you receive yourself for example. Do you
want the sender to know when you open it on your personal PC? In
principle this could allow him to determine things about you that you
want to keep private. Are you at home at a particular time of day for
example.

Colin

hallo sir. it can be done . in mailchimp and all theyb are
tracking opened messages and also if that messages are forewarded to
some one else, can track the open count of foreward mails opens

On 24 April 2010 08:59, Tony A. [email protected] wrote:

As discussed in your previous post it is not possible to do this
some one else, can track the open  count of  foreward mails opens
Notice that I said it cannot be done reliably. Frederick suggested
a method of including a image link in the email which can be logged at
your site to indicate that the receiver has viewed the image. This
will only work if the recipient has his email viewer setup to
automatically open images, which many do not. Whatever mailchimp say
they cannot guarantee it, they would not be able to detect that I had
opened one of their mails for example.

Colin

Colin

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