In this article we share you the steps on the best way to keep emails from tracked, for example, when you opened the email or your location. Companies want to know everything you do, whether it’s when you post to social media, or what subject you’re reading or where are you or when the email was opened, which links were clicked, what device was used, etc. and the majority of those without the assent of the reader.
So those marketing emails that crowd your inbox aren’t simply pushing an item, but on the other hand, they’re tracking and they do this through a snooping stunt called a following pixel.
Tracking pixels are typically an undetectable image file that estimates 1 pixel high by 1 pixel wide that is embedded without your insight into an email sent to you. The following pixel contains code that, when the email is opened, will send information back to the organization’s server that lets them know precisely what time you read the email, to what extent you spent understanding it, and, commonly, even the location you were at when you perused the email.
All you need to do is to stop your email from automatically loading images as images are the place most of these tracking pixels stow away. Even though you won’t have the option to keep away from the majority of the trackers that can stow away in your email along these lines, however you will stop a large number of them.
Disable Image Auto-loading In Android:
- Open Gmail Application and click on the three parallel lines(Menu Option) in the upper left corner.
- Scroll down to and select Settings from the option list.
- Then select the email account that you want to work with and scroll down to and select Images.
- Now click on Ask before displaying external images and that’s it you are done.
Disable Image Auto-loading In iOS Gmail:
- Open Gmail for iOS and click the hamburger menu in the upper left.
- Then scroll down to Settings and select the email account you want to personalize.
- Now click the Images option and change from Always display external images to Ask before displaying external images.
Disable Image Auto-loading In Gmail Via Browser:
- Login to your Gmail account and click on the gear icon in the upper right corner to access your settings menu.
- Then in the General tab scroll down to Images and click Ask before displaying external images.
- Now scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Save Changes.
Now you can follow the steps on your device to stop tracking you.