Hotmail Targets Web Beacons
from the smart-move dept
I don’t use popular web mail systems like Hotmail or Yahoo so I had no idea this wasn’t an option before, but Hotmail is now letting people turn off HTML-images in email that comes from people not on your contact list. This makes a lot of sense, since so much spam uses images – either to get their message across, or to see if you’re a valid address. Personally, I have my email client set to not display HTML images, and I’m always forgetting that most people use HTML-mail all the time.