How to Read Gmail Messages without Opening Emails

How to Read Gmail Messages without Opening Emails

Email trackers are common nowadays. They will inform the sender when you opened his or her email, from which device, and how many times. Once you clicked, the sender will receive a notification email with your reading activity details.

Is it possible to read Gmail email without knowing the recipient?

This is possible if the email you received does not contain a tracking code. But often it may contain trackers in an image form or as invisible. Recipient will receive read receipts as soon as you open such email messages.

How to read a Gmail message without opening it?

Luckily, Google allows you to read a message without opening it. It is known as snippets. The feature allows you to preview an email just like Google search snippets. It will show the first 2-3 sentences of an incoming message, next to the inbox subject line. So you can quickly identify the nature of the email received.

Open Gmail settings to turn on the feature (Click the gear button in the top right corner of your Gmail, choose settings from the menu). Now you are in General settings. Scroll down to the bottom to locate the Snippets option.

How to Read Gmail Messages without Opening Emails

Choose Show snippets. Click on Save Changes.

That’s it.

CheckerPlus for Gmail is a simple tool to read a Gmail message without the sender knowing. It is a Google Chrome extension, to get mail notifications, read and manage messages right from the browser & without opening Gmail.

Just install and activate it in your browser to start using.


Mouse hover a message to archive, mark as spam, mark as read, mark as starred, or send it to trash. Thus, you can easily read a Gmail email without opening the website and notifying the sender.

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