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Mail app: don't load external content by default [duplicate]

asked 2014-01-06 17:13:34 +0200

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updated 2014-08-13 10:26:46 +0200

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As remote pictures embedded in emails are widely used for tracking purposes today, the email app should not load them by default. This "betrays" the user to the tracking industry. Even my old Android 2.3.x doesn't load external content if I don't want it to.

Feature request: load external content on user request (in pulley menu? by tapping on it?), maybe also add a setting for permanently enabling this for people who really like it.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by VDVsx
close date 2014-01-07 17:32:18.464944


Rather than allowing this to be enabled by default, include an option allowing external content from senders that you consider to be "safe" (ie. "Always show content from this sender"). There's also a case for automatically allowing content from senders in your contacts.

Any sender not in your contacts, or that you haven't previously flagged as "safe", shouldn't have their remote content shown by default. Period.

Milhouse ( 2014-01-07 04:33:41 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-07 17:32:08 +0200

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Same as:

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