Are you getting a notification every time you open one of your own tracked emails? Thereâs an easy fix for that.
While Bananatag has built-in checks to prevent self-occurring opens, sometimes browser settings and email clients get in the way. For these cases, we'veÂ created a simple guide to avoid getting notified of your own activity on your emails.
There are two methods we recommend to set this up -- blocking your IP, or setting a cookie. Review both options below and use which one makes the most sense for your configuration.
Blocking your IP address is the most effective way to prevent open notifications from yourself, however note that thisÂ methodÂ blocks every openÂ from within your local area network, and is not effectiveÂ for users thatÂ have dynamic IPs.
Log in to your Bananatag account and click on the Account icon in the top-right corner of the page, then Settings, and finallyÂ Block.
ClickÂ + Add NewÂ under theÂ Block IP headingÂ and input your IP address in order to block opens from that IP address.Â
Note: If you block your IP in a closed network and are sending emails to co-workers, you will not receive notifications when they open your emails. If you require these notifications, you should block your personal computer by setting a cookie.
Setting a Cookie
This method isÂ localized to only apply blockingÂ to your computer, or more specifically, the browser/client you choose to open your email with.
Log in to your Bananatag account and click on the Account icon in the top-right corner of the page, then Settings,Â Block,Â and finally,Â Block All Opens From This Device
Enter your Bananatag account password, then click Block Self-Opens.
Note:Â This method works by setting a cookie on your computer. If a cookie cannot be set, you will continue to receive opens from yourself. In this case, try the IP blocking method outlined above.