Are you getting a notification every time you open one of your tagged emails? Well, there’s 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. After fielding some questions regarding this matter, we have created a simple step by step guide to avoid getting notified of your own opens. There are two methods for blocking opens from yourself. First, the most effect method is blocking your IP address.

However, this is not always an option as it blocks every open from within your local area network and some people may have dynamic IPs. The second option is Setting a Cookie - this method is more subtle and applies only to your computer, more specifically the browser/client you choose to open your email with.

 

Option One: IP Blocking
Step One: Log in to your account and click on the Account tab on the left menu, then Open & Click Blocking.

Step Two: Click on the Insert my current public IP address link below the text box and it will auto-fill your IP.  Click Block and you are done.

Open & Blocking Note: If you block your IP and you are in a closed network and sending emails to co-workers you will not receive notifications when they open your emails. In that case you can block just your personal computer by setting a cookie.

Option Two: Setting a Cookie
Step One: Log in to your account and click on the Account tab on the left menu, then Open & Click Blocking.

Step Two: Click Block All Opens From This Device.

Step Three: Enter your Bananatag account password, then click Block Self-Opens.

Block All Opens From This Device

Note: this method is based on setting a cookie on your computer. If a cookie cannot be set, you will continue to receive opens from yourself. In this case, use the first option, which guarantees open blocking.