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Author Topic: MsgTag down?  (Read 3451 times)

imtrobin

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MsgTag down?
« on: February 15, 2014, 10:13:33 PM »
Hi, Msgtag server seems to went down last week, and support is not responding. It's quite a good system but this is annoying. Is there an alternative, or something I can host myself?

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Re: MsgTag down?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 11:43:57 AM »
They've gone down before, seemingly disappeared, then re-emerged.  I don't know if that will be the case this time.  Self-hosted would be nice.  I don't know of one though.

A couple of alternatives that I'm looking at:

http://www.readnotify.com/readnotify/
http://www.didtheyreadit.com/index.php
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Re: MsgTag down?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 07:37:39 PM »
Thanks. I looked at them, and they don't have the dashboard system. That is something I like about msgtag.

Maybe I should build my own... if only I had time.

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Re: MsgTag down?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 02:26:21 AM »
If you do come up with your own - I'd be keen to donate to have it for myself...

I too have been a long time fan of MsgTag - but they now seem to be finally dead...

Edit: Since 2006.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2014, 04:24:11 PM by bobuser »

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Re: MsgTag down?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 06:42:38 AM »
Same problem. I am using it since year 2005 and really need MSGTAG to come back, or to find a replacement for it.

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Re: MsgTag down?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 02:17:33 AM »
All is up again...

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Re: MsgTag down?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 04:07:28 AM »
I too have seen the service disappear, the servers are not responding, let's hope it is temporary. I have been using it for years and it works for me.

I have searched around and the only one that comes close is 'Contact Monkey'. It's a sales tool but having downloaded the free version (100 per month) to try it out, it seems to work well. I have it as an add-in on Outlook 2010 and it produces a dashboard to give your the tracking information. The key, is to set it to give you all notifications rather than multiple clicks and or links followed. The advice is to create emails in HTML as text only is not guaranteed. I have yet to try a reply to a text email but I am hoping it will work if I include a small image in with the signature.

If you go over the 100 emails sent and tracked per month then you pay a few dollars, each month, too make it unlimited.

On offer also is a version for Gmail which I have not tried.

The web site:

https://contactmonkey.com/

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Re: MsgTag down?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2014, 09:56:13 AM »
they are back online, so it looks like I don't have to implement it. Is there one with image or link tracking as well?

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Re: MsgTag down?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2014, 01:22:47 PM »
As far as I can gather there has to be an image, or the email in HTML, (I am guessing if the email is text only then placing an image would require it to be sent in HTML anyway) for the tracking to be successful, and again, link tracking is also tracked i.e. you get a report if a link within your email is clicked. The main track will also tell you how many times the email has been opened.

Good to hear MSGTAG is back, I will see if I can log on; if I go back I will keep Contact monkey ready in the background.

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Re: MsgTag down?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2014, 07:58:37 PM »
Unfortunately I don't use outlook or gmail, so I'm prefer a standalone dashboard like mgstag.

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Re: MsgTag down?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2014, 07:16:00 AM »
LOL!  www.msgtagz.com

Now check that out!


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