September 1st, 2004, 06:29 PM
Spammers Using Embedded Images
I noticed alot of the mail clients are now turning off embedded images by default for viewing emails.
I was curious if the problem was the images had emedded URL variables that gave away your email address?
IE: <img src="myimage.jpg?email=youremailaddress">
or is it just simply them being able to get your IP info once the image loads on their server?
I like having images displayed in my email client and I don't really care if my proxy IP is given away, but I would care more if they could harvest my email addy as being valid from displaying the image...