Some people have mentioned that the Download Monitor is not incrementing the number of downloads. This sticky is to help answer those questions.
Email Before Download redirects the user to the WordPress Download Monitor link, which means that the WordPress Download Monitor plugin increments the number of the link hits without our control.
According to our testing, WordPress Download Monitor does NOT increment the number of downloads if you click the link in the same browser where you are logged in as an Admin -- which is quite logical -- and this is true whenever you hit EBD link or WordPress Download Monitor link directly.
We hope this helps clarify some of those questions.