Update 10:38am 4.12.16: I turned Mailtrack back on to check whether it was working or not, and mine is. Now that wasn’t too painful. Too bad we have to yell and scream these days to get anything done.
Yesterday I was having problems with my Gmail account, and I thought that it was because Google was trying to get me to use Google inbox. Not such a far-fetched assumption, but it ended up not being the case. Thank God! I like inbox for its visuals, but as far as work and business, regular Gmail works far better for me. To be able to switch between the two is a much better option.
So what was the culprit? A Chrome extension called Mailtrack.io, that tracks who has read my emails and when. Apparently I was not alone in this. Anyone who had been using the extension yesterday could not do anything with their emails. They couldn’t delete them, read them, or anything else for that matter. They claimed in an email this morning that it has been resolved. They also mentioned that if it hadn’t been resolved for me, I could update the extension in my Chrome extensions. Well, I couldn’t find any reference to such an update. My solution? I have turned it off until I hear otherwise.
So, if you use Mailtrack.io Google Chrome extension, turn it off until they prove otherwise. This is the first time I encounter any problems with them, and otherwise like them. But this was a pretty bad thing. Could you imagine if there was no inbox to fall back on? I would not have been able to access my emails, and I would not have known what was going on for a full 24 hours. Yikes!
And btw, Mailtrack.io does not work with Google inbox.