Google launches new Gmail tracking feature
November 14, 2022
This inbox-integrated tracking tool, coming to Gmail in the next few weeks, gives you the essential tracking information and a package’s tracking number in one compact view. In addition, when you review messages containing shipping details of your purchase, you will see a summary card above each email. With the traditional mechanism, after making an online purchase, you receive an email message containing a tracking code that you must enter on the website for verification, If you are excited or in a hurry waiting for a shipment and want to check the status again, you generally must repeat each part of the process. If your shipment is expected to be in a hurry, or if you have multiple shipments waiting at the same time, it is inconvenient to repeat this regularly.
Currently, the initial implementation of this feature is limited. “Package tracking is available on most major U.S. carriers. At a glance, you can see important details, such as estimated arrival dates and statuses like ‘tagged,’ ‘arrived tomorrow,’ and ‘delivered today,'” Google said in announcing the new feature, and anyone with access to this tool can opt-in or opt-out of package tracking updates. Once you sign up, Gmail will automatically check the status of your order against the tracking number you received in your email and display it in your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time by activating this feature.
The data displayed for tracked shipments is minimal, as Gmail is a tool designed for instant tracking and the information provided is sufficient in most cases. However, if you want to know more, you can always check the website of the company responsible for the package.
How to receive updates in your inbox?
Google has announced updates to Gmail, making it easier to track email packages. In other words, Gmail displays the tracking status of ordered shipments directly in its application, eliminating reliance on third-party platforms users can opt to receive package tracking updates in their inbox using their Gmail settings and it will automatically look up the order status using the tracking number and display it in the user’s inbox. It also proactively displays delayed labels and sends emails to the top of their inbox.
Google says the new package tracking feature will be rolled out “in the coming weeks,” and Google’s system is vaguely reminiscent of the package tracker Apple recently introduced with iOS 16, except that Apple’s tracker only works to support commercial orders purchased with Apple. Also, Apple’s tracker is integrated into the Wallet app instead of the default mail app.
Find out the sender’s source IP address in Gmail.
Gmail is one of the most popular email services. Right now, as with most email providers, you will receive messages without full headers containing all the information. That is, you have to follow a series of steps to get all the data and these are the steps you need to follow to find out the IP address:
- The first thing we have to do is to open the email from which we want to obtain information.
- Once we have entered we click on the button with the three vertical dots.
- Next, you have to do is to select Show original.
If we want to trace an e-mail to find out the IP address of the original sender we have to:
- Go to the first Received in the full e-mail header.
- Next to the first “Received” line is the IP address of the server that sent the email.
- In this case the IP we are looking for will appear as X-Originating-IP or also Original-IP.
Note: A quick way to do this in Windows is to press the F3 key which is used for searching.