Here is how to stop email tracking

by August 5, 2019 0 comments

Our mailbox consists of both useful emails and at the same time, it is bombarded with marketing emails. The rather bad part is that these email senders do email tracking to know whether you have opened the mail. Frustrating isn’t it.

Before we tell you how to get rid of that, let’s take a look at how they track you.

You usually must have seen a link or an image with those marketing emails. What they do is they embed a single tracking pixel into the email within that image or a link. Thus, when you click to open that mail, a code contained in the pixel sends the information back to the company’s server. And to reduce the amount of information transmitted back, Google processes all images with its own proxy servers that can also hide your location.

You can disable images being loaded automatically as most of the code resides on these pixels. While you won’t be able to hide all trackers, but most of them can be avoided.

Here’s how to do it.

Open Gmail, then click on the gear icon to access your settings

In the general tab scroll to images.

Check ‘Ask before displaying external images’

Click on ‘Save changes’

You should keep in mind, that all the dynamic behaviour of the mails if they carry one will be turned off now.

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