Track emails with Thunderbird using Email Relay

Using Bananatag's Email Relay you can track outgoing emails through Mozilla's email client Thunderbird 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.


 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.


 Remember to make note of your SMTP password and Bananatag's SMTP server information.

STEP 3: Open Thunderbird's account settings by right-clicking on your email address in the left column. When the new window appears click on "Outgoing Server (SMTP)" and then "Add..." on the right hand side.
STEP 4: On the SMTP Server window you should have the ability to add new settings for the new SMTP server you would like to use. Enter your email address for the user name and the SMTP server settings mentioned in Step 2.   

 STEP 5:  When the Bananatag Email Relay is set to the "Default" outgoing SMTP server all emails send through this address in Thunderbird will be tracked. To not track with it simply return to your email address settings in Thunderbird and change the "other" outgoing server to "Default". In the screenshot example the regular un-tracked server is "Google Mail".


Upon sending your first tracked email you should be prompted to enter your password for the Email Relay. This is the unique password created in Step 2. If this prompt does not appear you may need to close Thunderbird completely and open it again. 











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