How to track emails with Apple iOS Mail using SMTP Relay

By configuring your iOS Mail through Bananatag’s SMTP Relay, you can track outgoing emails from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad without the need for any additional apps.

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



Once you've created have your account, log in to Bananatag and select Account and then Settings from the left hand menu, then click SMTP Relay on the main window:

Note: If you do not have Send Direct set up, you will be prompted to enable it before continuing.

Under the SMTP Relay settings, enter your desired password and select Save New Password.

You'll receive a confirmation (as above) with the correct SMTP settings for your account.

firmation (as above) with the correct SMTP settings for your account.

For example:

SMTP server:
Port: 587



Open your Mail, Contacts, Calendars Settings found in the default Settings app:



Select Add Account:



Select Other, as iOS requires this to be set up manually, and then Add Mail Account on the screen that follows:




Enter your Name, Email and Password. You may choose to include the word "Tracked" or "Bananatag" in the Description field to mark that this account will track your emails:



On the following screen, enter your incoming mail server details as usual. Under Outgoing Mail Server Host Name, enter the Sever Name provided for your Bananatag account in the first step (SMTP server), followed by your User Name (Bananatag user name) and Password (from your Bananatag SMTP settings), and then press Next:



Press Save:



If you had an account set up for the same email address in iOS already (without tracking), you can delete it from the main Mail Settings menu. This will prevent duplicate emails addresses from showing in the Mail app, and ensure all emails are tracked.


Your iOS mail is now set up with Bananatag, and your sent emails 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.


For users on a free plan, your first 5 emails each day will be tracked. All emails beyond this will not be tracked. If you require more daily tags, you can upgrade your Bananatag plan. More information on SMTP Relay in iOS Mail can be found on our help center.

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