How to stop your emails from being tracked

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by mood, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. mood

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    How to stop your emails from being tracked
    Pixel trackers can hide in your email images
    September 3, 2019
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/3/2...rackers-how-to-stop-images-automatic-download
     
  2. mirimir

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    Ummm, I knew that 20 years ago ;)
     
  3. jpcummins

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    It seems that lately, I am seeing more and more marketing emails in my inbox. How should I be handling this? Do I block the address by adding the "Senders Address", or "Senders Domain" to the Blocked Senders List? Or should I just delete them? As always I appreciate all replies and would thank you in advance.

    John
     
  4. wat0114

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    Well I just use a Safe Senders list in Outlook 2019. It works perfectly well. Occasionally, of course, I have to check my junk folder for legitimate messages.
     
  5. Page42

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    With MailWasher Pro. Everything stays on their server until I review it and decide if I want it. If I preview it, the sender has no knowledge that it was viewed. I can blacklist senders or domains. It's beautiful software. It's where marketing emails go to die.
     
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    Fair enough.

    But you can check the source code of this one here:
    https://github.com/trockerapp/trocker

    As far as I could see, it doesn't phone home.
     
  9. Freki123

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    I just use thunderbird with "allow remote content in email" disabled and view email body as "plain text" ("simple html" would break less emails)
    If you find "plain text" breaks to much legit stuff try "simple html" or the add on "Allow html temp".
     
  10. nicolaasjan

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    Yeah,
    And when I really don't trust it, I save the mail, open it in a text editor and comb through the "Received" fields.
    Then, when I see something like "*.ru", I know what to add to the Spam filter.

    Also recommended to decode the Base64 strings.
    https://www.base64decode.org/
     
  11. Rainwalker

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    Free version will do the same.
     
  12. Page42

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    With one email address only.
     
  13. Rasheed187

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    To clarify, I'm not saying it's not legit. But recently I have been reading about how dangerous extensions are, so I have stopped adding any new extensions in Vivaldi. Even trusted extensions may sometimes end up performing malicious stuff if the developer sells the extension to shady companies.
     
  14. nicolaasjan

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    That's true.
    Especially extensions with a lot of users could potentially be targetted (video downloaders for example).

    I don't think this particular extension with only 10.000 users will be worth their money.

    Also, it's advised to regularly read the reviews.
     
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