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Anyone else find that Gmail's webbug protection has silently disappeared?

Despite that Google previously announced

"Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will now serve all images through Google’s own secure proxy servers."

(below), Gmail is now showing me MailChimp message images served direct from MailChimp's list-manage.com and mandrillapp.com, with tracking info:

/track/click?u=[snip]&id=[snip]

https://gmail.googleblog.com/2013/12/images-now-showing.html

"Have you ever wondered why Gmail asks you before showing images in emails? We did this to protect you from unknown senders who might try to use images to compromise the security of your computer or mobile device. But thanks to new improvements in how Gmail handles images, you’ll soon see all images displayed in your messages automatically across desktop, iOS and Android. Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will now serve all images through Google’s own secure proxy servers."

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  • Not that I've heard, and I follow Google pretty regularly. I'd expect that if this were true there would be a large uproar. Is it possible that instead MailChimp has devised a way to get around Gmail's webbug protection? – ale Sep 7 '16 at 13:01

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