Many of the emails that arrive daily to your inbox aims only in collecting information about you. Are You receiving mail, newsletters even without subscription? More people don’t know this but we want to information you and its funny thing to tell that it is far from illegal. So all we can do as users is taking steps to see if they are tracking our mail and avoid as much as possible.
Tracking emails is an old marketing trick used by many companies. That information obtained is useful for them to know how best to refine marketing activities, or simply to know if we pay attention.
The messages we send through our email include many details apart from the content itself, Such as the browser you use, the operating system used, the IP address. This information that we do not have any value it is important for others, and hence the need for these to watch us and track us.
What many companies do is insert a transparent image of a pixel that when the mail is opened, this label does reach the server that issued a series of data: if you have opened the message, which device has been made, to what time and where the mail user is located.
That is why users has no choice but to try and avoid it by our own means left. So we can draw extension for Chrome Ugly Mail , created by the developer Sonny Tulyaganov . It is very simple and informs us emails that use tracking tools icon adding an eye on emails from your inbox to inform you that these messages implement a tracking method.
It is true that the extension has its limitations because it can only be used in Chrome, only serves to webmail Gmail and only monitors the tracking by Yesware, Bananatag, and Streak. However, Tulyaganov ensures that prying eyes will incorporate more time.
If you want to directly block tracking, your tool is PixelBlock , another extension for Chrome. This tool will show a red eye with the number of failed follow – up within an email with the tracking source.