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    Thunderbird blocked remote images (Thunderbird 1.5.0.4)

    OK. To quote a respected lounger.
    It's Friday and I'm feeling old and tired.
    How does blocking remote images protect my privacy?
    Setting aside that The Computer Geek isn't into Porn, how would my seeing an image violate my privacy?
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    Re: Thunderbird blocked remote images (Thunderbird 1.5.0.4)

    If remote images are not blocked, the sender can tell that you have seen the message (and thus, at a minimum, knows that your e-mail address is valid) by appropriately coding the URL of the remote image. It's a sneakier way of confirming receipt of a message than asking for a read receipt (which many people also block).

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    Re: Thunderbird blocked remote images (Thunderbird

    > sneakier way of confirming receipt of a message
    Thank you!
    I am older, but wiser now!
    havvagoodweekend

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    Re: Thunderbird blocked remote images (Thunderbird 1.5.0.4)

    Thanks Chris for asking this question. I also wondered what difference it would make and now thanks to dmartin, I am enlightened!

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> BTW, I like your new user pic! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>


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    Re: Thunderbird blocked remote images (Thunderbird

    >Thanks Chris for asking this question.
    I have a great many more questions, if you're interested, several of which could be posted publicly (grin!).
    I'm glad I felt old & tired today.
    If nothing else I seem to have made a young and very beautiful woman very happy!
    (edited by Chris to add a qualifier to the previous sentence)

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