Jul 1, 2020 6:28 AM
I have a problem - when I send an email to a contact in HubSpot and then open that email in Sent Items in Outlook to review or move, I get a notification in my Chrome extension that the email has been opened. I only want to be notified if the recipient opens the email. This used to work fine when I used O365 in the cloud. I think the problems started when I moved to desktop Outlook. Any ideas?
Jul 2, 2020 11:20 AM
Welcome to the Community, when you open a tracked email that you sent from your Outlook or Gmail inbox, you may trigger an instant open notification from HubSpot Sales.
I will be sending over an article from our Knowledge Base with more information on how you can block this self-open notification.
I hope this information helps.
Jul 2, 2020 11:45 AM
Thanks for this but it doesn't appear to answer my problem. This article appears to assume that if you are using Outlook you will also be accessing HubSpot from Internet Explorer. In my case I prefer to use Chrome.
So I am using desktop Outlook and Chrome browser and Chrome HubSpot extension. Is this the problem?
Jul 2, 2020 2:50 PM
Are you using both extensions ( chrome and outlook) for the same user? If so I would recommend disconnecting one of them.
On that article, it also explains how you can prevent the self-open from Chrome ( more information here)
Jul 21, 2020 1:16 PM
Hi Pam, I have done some further investigations and have concluded that there is not a problem if I use Outlook via the Office 365 browser. The problem only happens if I open an email in Outlook on my desktop. Does this shed any more light on how I can fix it? Obviously I want to use Outlook on my desktop. My IT support compay have had a look and concluded it is a HubSpot bug.
Jul 22, 2020 12:02 PM
Could you please provide us more details that your IT have looked into and concluded being a bug? Were they able to block your IP addresses?
This article explains more in they are able to block specific IP addresses from tracking in your HubSpot account.
Any extra information you can provide us will help to continue investigating.
Jul 22, 2020 12:40 PM
No our IT support had not suggested blocking IP addresses. I have now added my IP address to a blocked list. I was quite hopeful that we may have found a solution but have now been advised that as I am currently working from home, my IP address will be dynamic so I will need to keep updating the blocked list. I'll let you know whether this provides a solution of sorts over the coming days.
Jul 23, 2020 2:19 PM
Hi @PamCotton so just to update you - though this offered a temporary fix, unfortunately as I am working from a residential location durng lockdown and so have a dynamic IP address, the next day I was back to square one as the IP address had changed. Unless I keep going in and updating the blocked IP address which isn't really an option this doesn't really solve the problem.
Thanks for trying.
Jul 27, 2020 11:55 AM
I hope this additional information helps.
Jan 18, 2021 10:37 AM
I don't know if I had seen this. Its a shame there is an inconsistency between O365 and HubSpot. The second and third option sound very complicated so we have opted for option 1. Its not ideal, especially trying to explain this to my team when we are all working from home. If you become aware of a fix can you let me know.
Jul 9, 2020 11:28 AM
Sorry am a bit confused by this answer. I am accessing outlook from my desktop not a browser. I have installed the HubSpot Sales Tool in Outlook so that emails I send via outlook can be logged in HubSpot if I choose to do so. Are youn saying I can't use the Outlook Sales Tool if I am using Chrome as my browser?
Its not just the Chrome extension that is showing my opens but also against the email in HubSpot itself.
I have been through the link and that doesn't solve the problem.