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Discussion on: Calm, Private and Healthy, A HEY Email Review

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Alec Brunelle Author

Hi Ben,

Gmail still loads pixel trackers client-side. They are loaded from a proxy but will still be loaded. They do this just to scan for malware, they do not strip them from the email content.

It is true most clients provide the feature to not load them. The issue is that it isn't by default and also most emails are not understandable without images.