Re: Privacy Hack?
leo vegoda wrote:
> Richard Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Roy S Schestowitz <email@example.com>
>> > What if you write your E-mail in HTML form and include a small white
>> > image over a white background? You set that little image to be fetched
>> > from your Web site and looking at the raw logs then allows you to get
>> > time, IP address, etc.
>> This is common practice in the email marketing business (both spam and
>> ham varieties). However generally it might be the company logo or a
>> useful image that's traceable.
> And it only works if:
> 1. You let your client read the HTML
> 2. You let you client fetch images from a server without your approval
> That being said, lots of people allow both.
By default, the Window$ mail clients block attachments, allow HTML and warn
before getting images from remote sites. KMail appears to only allow
opening attachments by default. But then again, viruses are then not an
It's still worrying to see how many people are unaware of privacy issues on
-- Just a thought...
- Privacy Hack?
- From: Roy S Schestowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>