Track emails with Outlook for Mac using Email Relay


Using Bananatag's Email Relay you can track outgoing emails through Microsoft's Outlook for Mac email client without the need for any additional software.


Setup is simple. To start, you will need a Bananatag account, which is available for free at

STEP 1: Once you've created have your account, log in to Bananatag, click on your Account Icon in the top-right corner of your dashboard, select Settings and Email Relay.


warning-colour.png If you have not yet set up your account with Email Connect, you will be required to do so before you can use Email Relay.


STEP 2: Enable Email Relay and in the Password field, create a new SMTP password.


tip-colour.png Remember to make note of your SMTP password and Bananatag's SMTP server information.

STEP 3: Open your Outlook for Mac Mail Settings by clicking Outlook > Preferences, select the + icon on the lower left, and add a new Other Email account. OutlookforMac1.png
STEP 4: Enter your details after unchecking Configure automatically, and set up a POP server. Set the Incoming server to Set your Outgoing server with the information provided in your Bananatag account in Step 2, and click Add Account.  OutlookforMac2.png

 STEP 5:  You can give this account a Description so it's clear later on when you're sending your emails that this account is set up with tracking. Once you've done this, click on More Options:


note-colour.pngIn this step, you can also use the Advanced button to access settings for how frequently this account will fetch mail, and disable the checkbox to check for messages every two minutes.


STEP 6: In this window, select User Name and Password Authentication, and enter your username, and the password you selected in Step 1. Then click OK and close the preferences window.


Your Outlook for Mac is now set up with Bananatag, and your emails sent from this account will be automatically tracked. You will receive an email notification when your emails are opened, as well as notifications when any links in your emails are clicked.


You can send yourself a test email, and your compose window should now have an option to switch the from address to enable/disable tracking.



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