Gmail’s new tracker tells when, where users open email

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Minimalist, Feb 15, 2014.

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  1. Minimalist

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    Ouch! I'm shocked people still use Gmail/Yahoomail and the sort.

    I've actually adopted a policy to not email, or respond to email from anyone using those services. If I get email from one, I wait until I meet them personally to tell them my policy. If I don't know them personally they simply never hear back from me. It's just beyond me why they are still used with the plethora of good, free, secure alternatives.
     
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    Yes this plugin is created for Gmail but technique is possible with any email provider. If loading pictures from external sources in html messages is allowed...

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    This assumes that the responder is using the web client.
     
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    If you are using desktop client (outlook...) it still works if you enable downloading pictures automatically. In Outlook 2010 this option is disabled by default.

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    Thunderbird doesn't load images by default.
     
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