follow these steps to stop your emails from being tracked

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One thing with these unknown marketing emails that overcrowd your inbox is that it is not simply pushing a product. They’re watching closely to see if you’ve opened the email, and when you open it they use their software package to track into your messages.

How will it work? one tracking pixel is embedded into the email, sometimes (but not always) hidden inside an image or a link. once the e-mail is opened, code inside the image element sends the data back to the company’s server.

There are some tries to curtail the number of trackers constantly tracking your emails and snooping on the activities of your email.

 

And extensions such as Ugly Email and PixelBlock have been developed to exit trackers on Chrome and Firefox.

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There is actually one step basic to stop trackers from automatically loading images since image are the actual place this pixel lie. You won’t be able to avoid all of the trackers that may hide in your email this way, however, you’ll stop several of them.

In the “General” tab (the 1st one), scroll right down to “Images.”

Select “Ask before displaying external pictures.”

Scroll right down to the lowest of the page and click on on “Save Changes.”

Note that this may also turn off Gmail’s dynamic email feature, which makes emails very. interactive.

 

DISABLE YOUR IMAGE AUTOLOADING IN MICROSOFT OUTLOOK.

Click on “File” > “Options.”

In the “Outlook Options” window, select “Trust Center.”

Click on the “Trust Center Settings” button.

Check the boxes labeled “Don’t transfer photos automatically in normal markup language messages or RSS items” and “Don’t transfer photos in encrypted or HTLM email messages.” you’ll be able to create a variety of exceptions to the first item if you want by checking the boxes beneath it.

DISABLE IMAGE AUTOLOADING IN APPLE MAIL:

Select “Mail” > “Preferences.”

Click on the “Viewing” tab.

Uncheck “Load remote content in messages.”

DISABLE IMAGE AUTOLOADING IN APPLE GMAIL:

Tap on the 3 lines within the higher left corner.

Scroll right down to and choose “Settings.”

Tap on the e-mail account that you simply wish to figure with.

Scroll right down to and choose “Images.”

Tap on “Ask before displaying external pictures.”

 

DISABLE IMAGE AUTOLOADING IN IOS GMAIL:

Open Gmail for iOS, click on the hamburger menu within the higher left, and scroll right down to settings.

Tap the account you wish to change, and tap into “Images.”

Click from Always display images to Ask before displaying images.

Note that for those who want to try to do this on Gmail’s mobile client, it seems it’ll solely work for private accounts and not enterprise ones managed through G Suite, for now.

 

Another option is to use an email client such as Thunderbird, which blocks remote pictures by default; the application permits you to transfer embedded content on an individual basis or allows images from contacts that you can actually trust not to send hidden code in their pictures.

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