Dec 12, 2014

How to stop pixel trackers from monitoring whether I read emails?

How can I block advertisers and spammers from seeing when I open one of their emails. The way I understand it, tracking pixels are small embedded images that automatically send out an http request to download them when you open the message, thus telling the sender that you have opened the email. Can I stop this?
Best answer
12/15/2014
If you use Chrome and Gmail, there is an extension called PixelBlock that will show a red eye warning when an email is using this method to determine if you open their email. You can also manually chose not to allow emails to download images in your email settings. The downside of this is that you won’t see any images, whether you want to or not, unless you approve that sender.
Pixel tracking can also be used by websites. To block this type of tracking Ghostery is a good choice. Just make sure to disable GhostRank so that Ghostery doesn’t track you.

Here’s the link to PixelBlock: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pixelblock/jmpmfcjnflbcoidlgapblgpgbilinlem
And to Ghostery:
https://www.ghostery.com/en/
Best answer
12/15/2014
If you use Chrome and Gmail, there is an extension called PixelBlock that will show a red eye warning when an email is using this method to determine if you open their email. You can also manually chose not to allow emails to download images in your email settings. The downside of this is that you won’t see any images, whether you want to or not, unless you approve that sender.
Pixel tracking can also be used by websites. To block this type of tracking Ghostery is a good choice. Just make sure to disable GhostRank so that Ghostery doesn’t track you.

Here’s the link to PixelBlock: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pixelblock/jmpmfcjnflbcoidlgapblgpgbilinlem
And to Ghostery:
https://www.ghostery.com/en/
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