I get open notifications from myself - how can I stop them?

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Every time I look back at an email I sent a contact from either my mail host app or my browser, I get a notification saying someone opened the email. Is there a way to mute the notifications from myself but still receive notifications when the contact opens them?

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Community Manager

Hey @Moneal are you using the Outlook or Gmail integration? Here are some knowledge articles to help you:

 

How to stop HubSpot Sales self-open notifications in Outlook

How to edit and utilize User Notifications in the CRM

How do HubSpot Sales notifications work?

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Community Manager

Hey @Moneal, thank you for clarifying. 

The instructions linked above are specific to particular settings in Outlook, but for Gmail the action to take is to filter your IP Address.The HubSpot Sales extension has settings that allows you to input any IP address that you do not wish to get notifications for. Full details on how to do this can be found here: How can I block HubSpot Sales notifications from certain IP addresses?

 

Please note: if your activity is still not being filtered, it is likely that your mobile device, computer, or company uses a dynamic IP address, which means that it consistently changes. You can continue to update the IP address in the Blocked IP Address field.


If you are receiving notifications about your activity when reading email on your mobile device, check out this article to learn how to disable notifications for the HubSpot mobile app on your iPhone.

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Community Manager

Hey @Moneal are you using the Outlook or Gmail integration? Here are some knowledge articles to help you:

 

How to stop HubSpot Sales self-open notifications in Outlook

How to edit and utilize User Notifications in the CRM

How do HubSpot Sales notifications work?

New Contributor

I'm using the gmail extension, so that first article would be perfect if there was a gmail version of it!

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Community Manager

Hey @Moneal, thank you for clarifying. 

The instructions linked above are specific to particular settings in Outlook, but for Gmail the action to take is to filter your IP Address.The HubSpot Sales extension has settings that allows you to input any IP address that you do not wish to get notifications for. Full details on how to do this can be found here: How can I block HubSpot Sales notifications from certain IP addresses?

 

Please note: if your activity is still not being filtered, it is likely that your mobile device, computer, or company uses a dynamic IP address, which means that it consistently changes. You can continue to update the IP address in the Blocked IP Address field.


If you are receiving notifications about your activity when reading email on your mobile device, check out this article to learn how to disable notifications for the HubSpot mobile app on your iPhone.

New Member

Any plans for more rebust support using the extension to prevent self-open noifications (a la Yesware)?

 

IP filtering is a pain, and doesn't work if you're frequently working from multiple locations.

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Community Manager

Hey @ccurtisj I'm not currently aware of Product's Plans, but you can search for updates or post for direct feedback here: https://community.hubspot.com/t5/HubSpot-Ideas/idb-p/HubSpot_Ideas

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New Contributor

What about Outlook for MAC?  There seems to be no Sidekick for that...

Thanks!

Joe

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Community Manager

Hey @Joe-innventx at this time HubSpot Sales does not support Outlook for Mac, but this feature request is on the roadmap. You can track the idea here: HubSpot Outlook integration for MAC users

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Occasional Contributor

Hi!

 

It's important no to track self open. When I follow a lead in my crm it is confusing.

This post says... This is useful for:

  1. Blocking your own computers or mobile devices (work, laptop, etc.)
  2. Blocking specific people's IP addresses
  3. Avoiding getting notifications when your colleagues open your emails

 

I'm specifically interested in item 1 but it's not true. It is not a solution to block an ip. There are a lot of ips, and it is dinamical.

 

Is there a way to do something like this?

taf
Occasional Contributor

This needs a solution for gmail users with dynamic IP addresses (which is an awful lot of us!)

Visitor

hi @roisinkirby, so, are you implying that is no way to avoid this behaviour if you use a dynamic IP unless you change it? Mot IP in Spain where we work from change on daily basis, is there any plan to develop ways to get around this issue?

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Same problem with gmail, will try with IP filtering even if it's not the best solution...

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New Contributor

Ok so the "How can I block HubSpot Sales notifications from certain IP addresses?" is extremely helpful if your IP address stays the same all the time which in this day in age is a ridiculous theory as most of us are working remotely half the time. 

I found that there isn't a real option to permanently mute my own address from being tracked when I open it myself. 

What I do instead is ignore/dismiss my own tracked opens using the Activity Feed or the HubSpot Sales extension (for Chrome) by simply checking to see where it was opened. 

for example, if I see that it was opened from Markham, Canada then I know that was just me. if I see it was opened from New Jersey, United States for example,  I know that was my client. 

The only problem with this method is that when looking at a company/contact/deal and click the tracked details, it doesn't show where that open happened. If that can be updated in HubSpot, I'd be very happy Smiley Happy

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New Contributor

I am cancelling this service because you can not contact any support people.

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Community Manager

Hi,  @Frustrated my colleague @jennysowyrda was working with you to resolve your question here. Please let me know if you would like us to assist further following the initial questions/instructiosn Jenny asked. 

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Visitor

Has this issue been fixed? I wasn't having it prior for some reason. It also doens't happen on my Mac. Please let me know a fix. The IP filtering doesn't work for me as I have a dynamic IP.

New Contributor

Also waiting for a solution

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Hi @Idan,

 

Please see this thread for updates.


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Bacause mobile devices always are dynamic IP addresss that defeats IP filtering of my own mobile.  A work around if one could see more data in the notification log to discern its likely origin;  like location, device type, MAC address, browser ID, etc.   Does the :bcc: link source this info ?  

 

Also, If I copy a 'link' in one of my tracked emails, and paste it into another email, does that link cause a "Clickled" notification in the original email recipent activity log?

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