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Stop using Tracking Pixels in your Marketing emails!

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎01-27-2017 01:32 PM

I just unsubscribed from all Best Buy marketing e-mails, because they were causing my Microsoft Outlook to hang. Apparently I'm not the only one.



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Thanks for the suggestion. I highly doubt any large company today would not track a customer’s activity.

on ‎01-27-2017 03:01 PM

I had the same problem this morning. I suspect that it has been going on for quite some time, but the hosting site for the tracking pixel was down (or too slow) and caused Outlook to hang. I'll know better than to download pictures and other content from BB emails.

by Valued Expert
on ‎01-31-2017 02:11 PM

You will find you may want to stop using the internet if your concered with tracking pixels.


Have you ever gone to a web page and just happen to see an ad on the side for a product you have been searching for?


Facebook is probably a much much much and shall I say  much larger source for tracking pixels.


Have you ever been on Facebook and observed an apparently meaningless post telling you to name a dog breed that does not have the letter "A" in it?  Bang, tracking pixel.  

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎02-01-2017 05:07 PM
Status changed to: Acknowledged

Thanks for the suggestion. I highly doubt any large company today would not track a customer’s activity.

on ‎02-03-2017 02:30 PM

Great piece of advice there are several browser addons to preventcookie reading, history logging, and etc. While it may not be 100% effecting for marketing schemes it does help somewhat. 


I personally use Privacy Badger and Noscript on Firefox this seems to do ag reat job of stopping those trackers out there. 


Also, while you may or may not be able to grab a "member deal" I would also suggest browsing websites not being "logged into" your website account


Beyond this the administrator here who responded is correct there really isn't gonna be a change in this as this is a large way marketing occurs in general. 

on ‎02-25-2017 04:38 PM

My objection was not based on privacy concerns. It was based on the fact that the tracker, as implemented, was causing Microsoft Outlook to hang. In other words, my email program would completely freeze whenever I opened a Best Buy marketing email. 

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