Block email delivery/spy pixels
Could we please have a feature similar to this https://hey.com/spy-trackers/?
By the way, this is a duplicate of the below and should be consolidated.
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Protonmail already contains this feature under the settings menu, General Tab and they have an entire article about it. Here is the beginning text:
"By default, ProtonMail does not load images in emails. This is because images often contain email tracking pixels that send information back to the sender. This can include when the email was read, your IP address, the type of software used to read the email, and the existence of any cookies previously stored on your device by the sender.
The classic “spy pixel” (properly known as a web beacon) is a transparent 1×1 pixel GIF image, although these email trackers can also be embedded in regular images and company logos. The use of image pixel tracking by commercial companies is almost ubiquitous, making them a serious threat to users’ privacy.
Although disabled by default for this reason, ProtonMail enables you to load the images in the messages you receive automatically or manually. Here you can learn about the difference between both settings and how to change them.
When receiving a message with an image in it, ProtonMail will prompt you by default to manually select Load to show the images. This is implemented to improve the security of your account by ensuring no code is executed on your system without your knowledge."
It would seem anyone voting on this is wasting their votes.
Andrew S. commented
Doesn't the "This message contains third-party content [LOAD]" button protect one against this very thing?
Filtering these spy pixels feels like what ProtonMail was created to do: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56071437
Email tracking pixels are typically a .GIF or .PNG file that is as small as 1x1 pixels, which is inserted into the header, footer or body of an email.
They can be impossible to spot with the naked eye even if you know where to look. They can be used to identify the user's rough physical location based on IP address and in some cases making it possible to see the street the recipient is on. Spooky and invasive of privacy.
Can you please consider the ability to block all of these types of tracking pixels to protect our privacy?