How To Stop Your #Emails From Being #Tracked?; #Security

TL;DR:
– Don't reply with attachments.
– Whitelist safe domains.
– Turn off image autoloading.
– Actively tag suspicious emails as spam.
– Common sense, i.e. don't open emails from unknown senders or that are unsolicited.

New York (The Verge) — How to stop your emails from being tracked theverge.com/2019/7/3/20680….

One of the basic steps you can take to avoid trackers is to stop your email from automatically loading images since that’s where the majority of these pixels hide.

Long version:

There is also a simple basic step you can take to avoid trackers: stop your email from automatically loading images since images are where the majority of these pixels hide. You won’t be able to avoid all of the trackers that can hide in your email this way, but you will stop many of them.

Here’s how to do it in the major desktop and mobile email apps:

Disable image autoloading in Gmail:

Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner to access your settingsIn the “General” tab (the first one), scroll down to “Images”Select “Ask before displaying external images”Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Save Changes” Barbara Krasnoff/@verge

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