Stop emails from tracking you in macOS Apple Mail

Do you know Apple allows you to prevent loading remote content in the email message? Doing that you will be safe from tracking by the marketers who can steal the information, when and where you have open the email, sounds creepy right?

Stop emails from tracking you in macOS Apple Mail

How they track you through emails?

When you open an email there might be a hidden pixel or signature image or something like that embedded in the email message, which can track you to confirm that you have read the email, when and where, or even more information. The pixel image they use is loaded from the remote server, which provides them the information. This method of tracking is mostly used for marketing emails and the user’s information sent back to the company silently.

Don’t worry, most of well know mail service providers already blocking them and put suspicious emails in the Spam or Junk folders. In these folders, they don’t allow email messages to load the remote content automatically but ask you whether you want to allow to load it or not?


See also: Turn of significant location tracking on iPhone

Stop emails from tracking you in Apple Mail

Apple allows Apple Mail users to prevent loading remote content in the message and this way they are safe from tracking. When you turn off loading remote content which is part of Apple’s Tracking Transparency feature you can read all the messages as usual except the remote content will not be loading. Let’s see how to take a step to prevent email from tracking you in the Apple Mail.

  1. Open up the Apple Mail app on your macOS.
  2. Click Mail and then select Preferences from the menu bar.
  3. Now, click the Viewing tab on the top.
  4. Finally, uncheck the option “Load remote content in the message.” This will stop loading remote content embedded in the email messages.

So, this is how you can block email trackers and stop sending them information. Still, have a question? please leave a comment below, Thanks.

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