Supposed I get an email which was not marked by Gmail as potential spam/suspicious, but I would like to open it with any potential tracking image inside it deactivated (eg: tracker pixels in iframes, that notify the sender that the email was opened).

THE SAME WAY way Outlook desktop client does when you receive an email from somebody outside the organization which is not in your contacts list...

Is there any way to achieve this in Gmail?

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You're talking about image tracking. It's where the senders use an image of 1x1 size. Once loaded it can't seen be but it logs you in the image's server.

To bypass it you can make your entire Gmail account disable all images by default:

Disable all images

  • Hey, I've see other trackers as well, some based on <iframe> with size zero. Any ideas about those ?
    – Lll Bbb
    Commented Mar 21, 2021 at 21:46
  • Don't think it's possible. Any chance you know such a tracker in order to actually try it and see how Gmail reacts?
    – LWC
    Commented Mar 22, 2021 at 11:36

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