Litmus Scope

Litmus Scope is a free tool to create a clean web-based version of any email in Gmail.

litmus scope page showing orange get the bookmarklet button in the upper right

Set up Scope

  1. Drag the orange Get the Bookmarklet button into your browser toolbar to install the Scope tool.
  2. Open any email in Gmail. Images do not have to be enabled in the email for Scope to work.
  3. Select the bookmarklet while the email is open in your browser window.
  4. Scope will scan and present your email after a few seconds. Use the URL to share your Scoped email.

About Scope links

Scoped emails are only available for 15 days without a Litmus ID. A Litmus ID allows you to save your Scoped emails and to obscure sensitive information in them.

If you have a Litmus subscription now or in the past, your email address is your Litmus ID! If you need a Litmus ID, you can create one by selecting the Save Scope link at the top of your Scoped message.

If you are signed in before you Scope your email, your links will not expire.

sign up modal to create your litmus ID and save your scoped emails

Scope Q&A

Can I Scope a plain text email?

Yes! You can Scope any type of email—HTML or text, personal or promotional.

Are links clickable in Scoped emails?

No. Links are disabled in Scoped emails for privacy/security. Scope is perfect for sharing emails and inspecting HTML. For link validation, you might want to try Litmus.

If my email gets Scoped, will my click or open data be affected?

Links in Scoped emails are disabled, however open tracking will remain in place. Any open activity or views of the Scoped email will be attributed to the original recipient of the email.

Does the email have to be open to Scope it?

Yes. In order to Scope an email, the email must be opened in Gmail. Once the email is opened, simply click the “Scope It” bookmarklet!

Do images in the email have to be downloaded in order to Scope it?

No. As long as the email is opened, images do not have to be downloaded in order to be Scoped.

Can you Scope an email from a View in browser link?

No. Scope works within the Gmail interface, so the actual email has to be opened, not the “view in browser” link.

I tried dragging the bookmarklet into my browser, but it didn’t work. What’s the issue?

Make sure your bookmark bar is visible and try dragging the Scope bookmarklet into that area. If you are having issues, please email us and we’ll take a look for you!

How do I hide personal information in a Scoped email?

If you are signed in with your Litmus ID, you’ll see a settings dropdown link in the upper right of every Scoped email. Select Hide sensitive information to enter the words, email addresses, usernames or other information you’d like to obscure.

Scoped email settings link in upper right corner expanded to show menu items

How do I delete a Scoped link?

You must be signed in with a Litmus ID to delete Scoped emails. You can use the settings dropdown on an individual Scope page or visit your Scope dashboard to delete specific emails.

Dashboard for signed in user showing thumbnails of all Scoped emails

Why are some of my images missing in Scope?

Scope will automatically remove information from all links and URLs within the email since we do not know if the links are sensitive or not, or would include click tracking parameters that could potentially skew Email Service Provider data. We try to exclude images from the removal process where possible, but sometimes an image will be removed. This is a known limitation of Scope.

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