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HOW TO USE PROTECT MAIL ACTIVITY iOS 15

PROTECT MAIL ACTIVITY iOS 15

Have you ever heard of Mail Privacy Protection? The latest iOS 15 system software from Apple includes various security improvements for the iPhone. When accessing the Mail app for the first time after installing the brand-new iOS system software, iPhone users will get a notification. This notification offers users the option of using iOS 15 Mail Privacy Protection. On this pop-up box, iPhone users can select “Protect Mail Activity” or “Don’t Protect Mail Activity,” but which is the better option? In this article you will get to know more about mail privacy protection. At the end it is for you to decide whether you want to enable this option or not.

MAIL PROTECTION PRIVACY

Mail Privacy Protection was revealed during the WWDC 2021 keynote. This feature is intended to counter an innovative, but more common, approach by which certain advertisers install trackers into emails.

Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection helps to reduce your trackability even when you actually want to see the additional photographs in an email (you might be interested in the product being promoted) or are willing to click the links for further information.

When you download iOS 15 of Apple’s operating system you’ll have access to Mail Privacy Protection, which is designed to prevent people and corporations from collecting information about you using invisible pixels. This function is only accessible in Apple’s Mail app and will have no effect on any messages you view in other email programs. It is not enabled by default; therefore, you must activate it manually.

When you activate it, everything it does happens in the background; nevertheless, what it does is extremely sophisticated. “Mail Privacy Protection downloads remote content in the background by default … all remote content downloaded by Mail is routed through multiple proxy servers, preventing the sender from learning your IP address. As a result, email senders will only receive generic information rather than information about your behaviour, according to Apple’s statement in the iOS 15 Developer Beta.

HOW MAIL PRIVACY PROTECTION WORKS?

Email senders who want to learn more about you can include a 1-by-1-pixel picture in their message, usually in the header or footer. When you open an email, the picture loads and transmits data that may be used to develop a profile of your online activities, including geographical information. On iOS 15, the Mail Privacy Protection setting bans senders from including invisible pixels in emails. These pixels can capture sensitive data, such as when and where users view an email in the Mail program. Additionally, for added security, this new iPhone security feature hides users’ IP addresses.

HOW TO ENABLE MAIL PRIVACY PROTECTION ON IOS 15

Mail Privacy Protection in the Mail app protects your privacy by preventing email senders from learning about your Mail activities. When you enable it, it covers your IP address so that senders cannot associate it with your other online activities or discover your location. It also prevents senders from knowing whether or not you opened the email they sent you.

  1. Go to Mail > Settings > Privacy Protection.
  2. Protect Mail Activity should be enabled.
  3. When you sign up for iCloud+, you can also use Hide My Email to create unique, random email addresses.

You’re all set after you’ve decided how to use Mail Privacy Protection — simply let it do its thing in the background and use the Mail app without worrying about how your data is being taken without your knowledge or agreement.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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Being in love with the tech world, Govind joined the technology world in 2015 and started writing about tech stuff (mobile, PC, games, other gadgets). He loves playing games, travelling, photography and sharing the latest news & updates about every Apple products (iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.).

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