Privacy implications of email tracking

Ben Bucksch ben.bucksch at beonex.com
Sun Oct 1 23:09:36 UTC 2017


Gervase Markham wrote on 01.10.17 18:45:
> This blog post summarises and links to what seems to be an interesting
> paper about email privacy and tracking:
> https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2017/09/28/i-never-signed-up-for-this-privacy-implications-of-email-tracking/
>
> I'm offline as I write so I've not had a chance to read it, but they say:
>
> "In Section 6.2 of the paper we survey 16 mail clients and find that a
> patchwork of privacy features are employed, but that no setup offers
> complete protection from the threats we identify."
>
> Thunderbird was one of those clients; it might be useful to look at
> whether there are addition privacy features that could be implemented.


Hey Gerv,

thanks for the link.

I've filed bug 1404748 
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1404748> to disable 
cookies in TB.

Please keep the general discussion here, and respond here, not in the bug.

Ben


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