How People Can See When You Open Emails (and How to Stop Them)


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    How People Can See When You Open Emails (and How to Stop Them)


    Interesting article on Web Beacons in Email.....

    How People Can See When You Open Emails (and How to Stop Them)
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    Not just tracking, emails can contain embedded malware too. I open emails in txt.
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    TairikuOkami said:
    I open emails in txt.
    @TairikuOkami, what email client do you use?

    Thanks!
    Carol
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    mangorunner said:
    what email client do you use?

    POP Peeper
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    mangorunner said:
    what email client do you use?

    Thanks!
    Carol
    Thunderbird (from Mozilla, Firefox Org) is also a very popular and good choice. All free, no Pro for extras.

    Thunderbird — Software made to make email easier. — Mozilla
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    Thanks, Tairiku and Tom. I'm interested in opening emails in text.

    I've just converted from an old Dell 5150 computer running Windows XP Pro computer, and using Outlook Express (OE) for email, to a Dell XPS 8900 running a clean install of Windows 10 with my options open for email clients. I just downloaded and installed Thunderbird 60.2.1 but I'm having difficulty setting it up. I got my email account set up and it is downloading my new email but importing all of my old OE DBX files is another story. Can't make it happen so far. I was led to believe (from quite a few bookmarked forums/tutorials/help menus, etc.) that importing from Outlook Express would be an option on Thunderbird's Import menu. But not so: the only options for import are Becky! Internet Mail and Outlook.

    I also cannot find a option to open emails in text on Thunderbird, but it is likely there or an add-on. I just haven't gotten that far. Importing the old email is the priority.

    Again, thanks for your help and advice!
    Carol
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    You might be interested in this: OE Classic - Easy to use Outlook Express replacement
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    I saw that software and bookmarked it a few days ago during my research! I don't think I will go with it, but I am setting up two new systems in parallel, one for me and the other for my 86-year old mother who is very adept at OE. It would/will be very, very difficult for her to learn anything new - she still reads and sends email every day - so I think I will get that for her. Thanks!
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