Big Brother (Yahoo) is watching
I thought that this link might be of interest to anyone receiving
messages from a yahoogroups email list. Click on the link below for a
full explanation from Yahoo.
In essence, yahoo uses hidden trackers in its network. They are even
embedded in the emails that you receive from the groups. They know who
you are, when you open the message and how you act on it.
So much for privacy. It says that you can opt-out though.
Quote: "HTML Mail Yahoo!'s practice is to include web beacons in
HTML-formatted email messages (messages that include graphics) that
Yahoo!, or its agents, sends in order to determine which email messages
were opened and to note whether a message was acted upon."
- Mike Johnston wrote:
> In essence, yahoo uses hidden trackers in its network. They are evenDepending on your email user agent, it's actually quite easy to block
> embedded in the emails that you receive from the groups.
these things. In the latest version of Mozilla, pull down the Edit menu
and select Preferences. Expand the Privacy & Security heading, if
necessary. Select "Images". Turn on the switch labeled "Do not load
remote images in Mail & Newsgroup messages".
This is a good idea in general, as much spam (especially porno spam)
consists of relatively small pieces of HTML that load remote images off
the web that carry most of the ad.