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Chapter 2. Neither Confirm nor Deny How ... > Click Here to Get More Spam

Click Here to Get More Spam

By abusing HTML mail, spammers can track your email usage and gather demographic information about you. One technique for preventing this attack is to block the downloading of images and other files from external Web servers.

However, this technique doesn't help you when you bypass this protection. When you click on links in spam, you're giving the spammer the same information that Web bugs provide. In some cases, you might even expose more sensitive information because the spammer has the opportunity to ask for additional details that aren't tied to your IP address or to information your computer reveals.


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