What Is E-mail Tracking and How to Prevent It
It can be unpleasant to realize how much information about our online activities can be tracked, like for example, our e-mails. The sender or even third parties can be aware of when, where, and how many times you’ve opened a message in your inbox.
5-Minute Crafts made this article to help you to keep your e-mails private.
How does e-mail tracking work
Senders can know if you opened the e-mail or even forwarded it to someone by tracking pixels. Tracking pixels is a common method. The images that are included in e-mails usually contain tiny bits of hidden code. Once the e-mail is opened, these codes are alarmed and they send back the information (that the e-mail has been opened and when) to the sender.
Apple Mail on iPhone
If you are an iPhone user, you can do the following:
Gmail app for iPhone and Android
Open the Gmail app on your device and follow these steps:
Open the Yahoo account on your web browser and then:
Microsoft Outlook account
Although you can’t stop the loading of images in the web browser version of Outlook, you can set it in a way that it loads images through its own service: