Feedback loops for clicks
If you enable click-tracking, SMTPeter rewrites all hyperlinks in your emails.
If someone clicks on one of these rewritten links that user first goes to
the SMTPeter website, where the click is registered, and is then immediately
redirected to the original URL. This all happens automatically and very fast
and is most of the time unnoticeable for your receiver. This technology allows SMTPeter to track all clicks on your mails.
If you set up a click feedback loop, SMTPeter also notifies you in realtime about these clicks. For each click we send a HTTP POST call (HTTPS is possible too) to your server with the relevant information about the click.
With each POST call the following variables are sent over:
|id||Unique identifier of the message that was clicked|
|recipient||Email address of the person that clicked|
|ip||IP address of the clicker|
|url||The clicked url (this is the link to the SMTPeter server)|
|original||The original url (this is the link to which the user was redirected)|
|useragent||Optional user agent string (extracted from http request header)|
|referer||Optional referer (extracted from http request header)|
|tags||The tags that you associated with the mail|
The "id", "recipient" and "tags" variables allow you to link the click to the originally sent email message.
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