The recent dust-up over the Superhuman mail application tracking when recipients open email, down to the level of the exact timestamp every time they opened it and their location, brings to light an important privacy issue. When/where/if you read an email someone sent you is private. Email services that attempt to track that are intrusive.
There are a few different ways you can reduce mail tracker spying…
- If you use GMail within Chrome or FireFox try Ugly Mail or Pixel Block or Trocker extensions
- Set your mail client to not display remote images
Or, more blunt but highly effective, block known mail tracker domains at the network level. Little Snitch on a Mac is a great tool for this…
Little Snitch is a network connection filter. Allowing you to allow or deny network access on your Mac.