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  1. #1
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    Default How safe or unsafe is email Push?

    Not sure if this is the correct term, but lately I have received some "your product has shipped" emails from retailers I have ordered stuff from. It has a delivery date which I notice in some cases updates. So I assume that my email message is communicating with the shipper's or retailer's website.

    This does not strike me as a good idea?

    Any thoughts?
    Gary W. Priester
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    Default Re: How safe or unsafe is email Push?

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Not sure if this is the correct term, but lately I have received some "your product has shipped" emails from retailers I have ordered stuff from. It has a delivery date which I notice in some cases updates. So I assume that my email message is communicating with the shipper's or retailer's website.
    This does not strike me as a good idea?
    Any thoughts?
    Gary, the second you open an HTML email message, you are in trouble.They all have little tracking bugs in the images and the links; not trying to scare you, it's just the tech.

    In your case, it is probably just a very simple JavaScript utility using AJAX to do the updating.

    I cannot advise more as you didn't indicate if you are using a mail client or a web service.

    Once you get paranoid enough, you start building a hardware proxy to filter out all the crud but it just keeps coming.
    You may be able to force all received emails to present as plain text.

    I receive all my emails in Thunderbird set as Options > Privacy Mail Content: untick Allow remote content in messages & Options > Attachments > Incoming > Always ask.
    I also block Windows searching my messages and use DuckDuckGo.

    That way I have a choice.

    Good luck if you use MS Outlook or W10 Mail.
    Webmail is rather scary too.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: How safe or unsafe is email Push?

    Thanks for that. I use Thunderbird and before when it was Eudora, and it always gives me the option to display remote content. And I preview my mail using MailWasher which lets me decide which emails to download, delete, or blacklist and bounce.

    And I have used DuckDuckGo for two or three years. I can't remember when I started using it.
    Gary W. Priester
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    Default Re: How safe or unsafe is email Push?

    I started using my own TLD in the late 90's. Since then the safety features are, in my view, far superior to any GMail, Outlook, AOL, etc. The problem is that they require a little digging in the CPanel to learn and use. That said, when ordering and such I use an email address on my TLD that can be later thrown away. Acorn is right that you are monitored the moment you step in to the mix, but your own TLD allows you to shed them every now and then. If you have a TLD then you might want to explore the extensive email protection features. There are about a dozen countries that I have banned at the CPanel so the email never even gets to my mailbox or computer.

 

 

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