Mail.app responding to spam images

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by antdgar, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. antdgar macrumors member

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    Mail.app by default contacts spam servers. How can I stop this?

    This is what I mean:
    Mail.app displays spam mail (not detected as junk). I open the email which contains the spam email and image. Mail.app contacts the server and pulls the image automatically.

    I realised that these are usually custom image URLs which contain an identifier for my email address. So now they know I exist, damn!!

    I only found this out because I installed a third party firewall on my macbook. And mail.app started to contact the spam servers for images.

    How can I stop all images and html in a message from being loaded automatically?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    #2
    Mail Preferences -> Viewing -> Display remote images in HTML messages

    That should relieve the problem. If you get an email you want to see the images in, there will be a button at the top of the message you can click once to see all of the associated images.

    jW
     
  3. antdgar thread starter macrumors member

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