MailTrackerBlocker

An email tracker, read receipt and spy pixel blocker plugin for macOS Apple Mail.

What is this?

MailTrackerBlocker is a plugin for the default Mail app built-in to macOS. Look for the button to see which trackers have been blocked. These trackers can track how often, when and where you open your emails. Disabling "load remote content" should no longer be necessary just to read your emails privately!

Blocked Trackers

ActiveCampaign Amazon SES AWeber Bananatag Boomerang Campaign Monitor Cirrus Insight Close Constant Contact ContactMonkey ConvertKit Critical Impact Emarsys Gem Getnotify GetResponse GitHub GrowthDot FreshMail Hubspot iContact Intercom Litmus Mailchimp Mailgun Mailjet Mailspring MailTrack Mandrill Marketo MixMax Mixpanel NetHunt Outreach phpList Polymail Postmark Return Path Sailthru Salesforce SendGrid Sendy Streak Superhuman Thunderhead Tinyletter Wix YAMM Yesware Zendesk Sell

How can I enable this?

Download and run the .pkg installer from the link above.

Did a ".pkg can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software." warning appear? Because the plugin isn't signed, you'll have to open and press: System Preferences > Security > General > Open Anyway

Enable the plugin by (see similar guide for nice pictures):

  1. In Mail, open Preferences > General > Manage Plug-ins...
  2. Check MailTrackerBlocker.mailbundle
  3. Click Apply and Restart Mail

Disabling "load remote content in messages" with MailTrackerBlocker enabled is redundant; enable both for the best experience.

Credits

Thanks to the GPGMail team for a lot of the work in hooking into Mail.app, @dhh for sharing his spy pixel list and @bitmanic for the UI design.

Contact

Tell me your story. @apparition47 @apparition47

© 2020 Aaron Lee