Many Chrome extensions offer the tracking feature "Has my email been read?" in Gmail. But those I've tested require this, which I don't want:

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Question: are there solutions that allow Gmail email tracking without requiring such permissions?

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    Send an HTML mail that includes an image loaded from a webserver. Pass a unique identifier for the image or similar so you know which mail you sent was opened. – ivanivan Dec 21 '17 at 2:30
  • +1, BUT, that requires some programming knowledge & the OP may be asking for an off the shelf solution – Mawg says reinstate Monica Dec 21 '17 at 9:00
  • @ivanivan: I already did that, but then it adds a bunch of new questions: whenever I re-open a past mail I sent, I'm displaying the tracking pixel myself, and then this sends me an unwanted notification :) There's practically no way to distinguish the mail open actions from myself or from the recipient. See stackoverflow.com/questions/47486513/… – Basj Dec 21 '17 at 20:15
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    @Mawg No i'm ok about programming it myself. – Basj Dec 21 '17 at 20:15

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