Mailtrack is an online service that provides email tracking capability and analytics. Using its services the sender can track when the receiver read the email, when it was viewed and where is the reader’s location. It is a great tool for marketing but I feel that this is invading privacy and I would like to share to you how to stop getting tracked by mailtrack or other similar services. Internet surveillance and tracking are now more prevalent than ever which is why we have to ensure that our privacy is upheld.
How mail tracking service like Mailtrack works?
Mailtrack uses a transparent, 1×1 pixel size external reference image inserted into the email. When the unsuspecting person opens the email, the image will be loaded from and external server which then can identify that the email has been opened and read.
Steps on how to stop Mailtrack from tracking you
1. Go to Gmail settings
2. From the menu, select Settings
3. Inside Gmail settings, Go to Images section and select Ask before displaying external images