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Email image bugs like this are nothing new. People have been trying to use them for years. That's why Gmail by default doesn't display images in email until you explicitly tell it to (usually by marking the sender as trusted). I don't allow images to display in any message except from a very few select senders. Sure, it requires an extra click if I decide I ...


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No, this is impossible. There is no reliable way to know what happens to an email once it leaves your client. One technique for confirming an email is read is to include an html image tag (usually hidden) that references an image on a server in your control. If the image is opened, this means the email is opened. However, most email clients block the ...


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You can tell your browser to skip images from that host, without altering the hosts file. If you use Chrome: Open the Settings Choose "Content settings..." Click on "Manage Exceptions" under Images Enter a Regular Expression pattern that matches the host. In this case, the RegEx equivalent of *.yesware.com would be [*.]yesware.com. Choose "Block" in "...


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If you own the website then Google Analytics is the way to go. If you don't own the website then it'll be a lot trickier. You can use something like Alexa ranks to track traffic generically, but that won't tell you anything about specific traffic. Or if you'd rather track the traffic you are sending to that page from your link I'd suggest linking to the ...


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This might be a little too philosophical, but there's no way to ensure someone has actually read your email. Even the received/read notifications do not ensure this. Why? Because it is a simple question of not being able to read someone's mind. The notification ensures only that someone has seen that the message was received. My way of dealing with this is ...


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HTTP cookies are the most common. They are usually written and read by the site you are visiting (the "first party"), but also (depending on your browser and browser settings) written and read by third-party elements on the page you are visiting. Also common are small image elements, served from various tracking servers (these are common in commercial ...


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Yes, you can! File -> Email as an attachment -> Attach as PDF Then add your own email address to email the file to yourself. The PDF attached to the email will have direct links for both inline hyperlinks and plain URLs without any unwanted Google tracking.


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I'm not sure about the exact working of YesApp but it can be mislead using editing your hosts file for sure... find your hosts file at %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts (Windows of course)... Add this line to it : 127.0.0.1 http://*.yesware.com and 127.0.0.1 https://*.yesware.com to it.Now Restart...scripts will now report to localhost instead of ...


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Unless twitter makes all the data available to the 3rd party, they will never know about changes that take place between the samples. For example: if the 3rd party gets the list of users on the first of the month, and compares it to the list on the first of the previous month they can determine the following: new followers followers that dropped. followers ...


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SpyPig. Problem solved—free. SpyPig is a simple email tracking system that sends you a notification by email when the recipient opens your message. It works with virtually all modern email programs: Outlook, Eudora, Yahoo Email, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL Email and many others.


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I would highly recommend Redmine, it's very close to JIRA and free.


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Do Not Track Me and Disconnect are similar browser extension tools to Ghostery. They will show you trackers on each web page in the browser, and let you block them. Other useful tools are ad blockers (not that the ads per se are a problem, but the tracking that comes with them is), and JavaScript blockers like NoScript (or JavaScript Blocker in Safari). ...


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The ad/content blocking extensions, uBlock Origin or AdBlock Plus can block YesWare trackers if they are subscribed to the EasyPrivacy or the Fanboy Ultimate filter list (includes EasyPrivacy). If you only want the filter to block YesWare, add this filter to uBO or ABP: ||app.yesware.com/t/$third-party. Also, the tracker blocking browser extension, Ghostery ...


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Send yourself an email from https://www.emailprivacytester.com/ and see what (if any) tracking vulnerabilities exist in your context (mail client, browser version, etc.) Any single tracking vulnerability provides a vehicle for creating a time-stamped read receipt (and, depending on which vulnerability, potentially much more extensive information about your ...


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If you don't want third party software like Ghostery or PixelBlock, one way to stop tracking via email is to disable automatic image loading in Gmail. The tracking is usually done via tiny images, so stopping these images from being loaded will prevent your data from being sent back to the tracker. ITworld has instructions for how to disable automatic image ...


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Protect the sheets of your spreadsheet, and add people that you want to see the change history as collaborators. See Protect a range or sheet from being edited for details.


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If I'm not missing something, before logging-in (registering) to Facebook, you was able to see that person's profile photo only and no other data or details. Am I right. Situation, you're describing may be possibly coming from the fact, that anyone's Facebook profile photo is always public, no matter what. So, the person, that invited you to Facebook may ...


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There is a Firefox add-on called Collusion that will also show you who is tracking you and what site they are tied to.


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Ghostery is a (but certainly not the only) browser extension that alerts you to certain trackers/companies as you surf online. Ghostery tracks over 1,400 trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity. I use it both to block tracking and as an alert ...


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Some developers also use Mixpanel to track your behavior and navigation on the site. Mixpanel can be used to trigger events on some action by the user and then the data collected is used for analytics.


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Websites can track you using the following mechanisms: Storing of cookies on your browser and sending information back to the server on what you do. Analyzing of the access logs on specific IP addresses to see what pages you visit. Install third-party Javascript tools like Google Analytics that can also track you and provide even more details on every user. ...


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HTTP Cookies are used to track your activites.


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Trello has just added a subscribe function on cards. So you can now get notifications on nearly anything that changes. Details of how to subscribe to events are here http://blog.trello.com/introducing-subscribe-get-notifications-for-any-card/


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This is an Old Post, but still replying this in case some one finds this Post later and need some info This is a tool which we (my company Divistra) has created. Try http://dots.divistra.com It is a free Online web based Testcase management/Agile Project/ Defect Tracking tool for Distributed Team it lets you track Multiple Unlimited Project Project/...


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