I'm starting to use the new Email Programs -- with our old program set-up, we had to create a folder with a tracking program that would record on leads' records (and include on Marketo Sales Insight for Salesforce) if they opened the email or clicked a link in the email.
Do I need to set up a tracking program containing the "opens email" and "clicks link in email" triggers to record this info if I use the new email program? I cloned one such tracking program from an older email program, but when I go to select the appropriate email for either trigger in the email program, it doesn't appear as an option The email is approved andis in Marketing Activities under the email program. I moved the email into Design Studio and then I could see it as an option for both triggers in the tracking campaign, but then it wasn't an option for the email setup. Big ol' question mark, there.
The defaul Email Send program only has Member and Engaged as statuses. Marketo will continue to track Opens, Clicks, etc as the typical behavior activities.
What I usually do is add new statuses (or create a new channel) to Admin > Channels & Tags. then I create those Status triggers you mentioned so I can quickly check on the progress of leads in the Program: