One of the big drawbacks of quite a few of today’s email hosting services is that you are at the mercy of the companies when it comes to knowing the fate of e-mails you send out to the world wide Web. Once you click the send button, the email hosting service decides whether or not the message actually got to the person you were sending it to, and whether or not those messages were actually visible and easy to spot.
One company known as docTrackr is working to give its customers back some control over this kind of important information when it comes to the email hosting market. Rather than forging a brand new email hosting service, docTrackr is built to be a great addition to existing services. The program will add a layer of protection and security that the CEO of the company says is a glaring omission in the e-mail hosting market these days.
"Being able to control and protect documents is a huge challenge, especially in the cloud," docTracker CEO Clement Cazalot said in a statement. "We give you the power to know what is happening to your documents after you share them."
This particular program allows you to upload a document into the cloud and then gives specific permissions to people who you want able to view that information. The program will tell the person when someone has actually viewed the document, how long it was viewed for and whether or not the viewer printed it. There are also permissions like controlling who is allowed to edit the documents as well as who can change permissions for other users.
While the company says that they want this solution to go hand in hand with companies who are specializing in email hosting, it bares mentioning that this sort of program will greatly reduce the amount of reasons you need to use e-mail at all. Of course, you can still send out e-mails with links to the documents, asking for them to be reviewed, but you won’t have to attach the actual documents in the message, thereby limiting the number of things that can potentially go wrong.
Edited by Jamie Epstein