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Interesting Email From Cap-1

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Re: Interesting Email From Cap-1


@skeechan wrote:

I got the same email and my question is, how do they know if you opened the email?  By default, many mail clients block object links which woudl be the only way C1 would know you actually viewed it (a linked picture in the HTML email was requested by your email viewer so it could be rendered).  My clients all block those links.


Im not sure how they would know but there is some technology there as one can sign up for Discover and Chase Freedom 5% right by clicking in the email, I think they will be sending something to that effect but we will have to wait and see how they do it.

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Re: Interesting Email From Cap-1

Got the same email, its prob just a generic email being sent out

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Re: Interesting Email From Cap-1


@skeechan wrote:

I got the same email and my question is, how do they know if you opened the email?  By default, many mail clients block object links which woudl be the only way C1 would know you actually viewed it (a linked picture in the HTML email was requested by your email viewer so it could be rendered).  My clients all block those links.


This is what I’m curious about too. I went and skimmed the terms and while they added this verbiage, they didn’t specify how it applies. I wonder if you have to click the links at least once a year? It seems a bit over the top to me but it doesn’t surprise me since people will use any excuse they can think of to get out of a fee. 




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@gdale6 wrote:

@skeechan wrote:

I got the same email and my question is, how do they know if you opened the email?  By default, many mail clients block object links which woudl be the only way C1 would know you actually viewed it (a linked picture in the HTML email was requested by your email viewer so it could be rendered).  My clients all block those links.


Im not sure how they would know but there is some technology there as one can sign up for Discover and Chase Freedom 5% right by clicking in the email, I think they will be sending something to that effect but we will have to wait and see how they do it.


Yes, if you click, not a problem.  I think Skeechan was referring to tracking-pixel approach, where just viewing the email registers the action in a server log (when not blocked!)

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DW and I both received the email. 

Both Deleted it.

Both use the cards quite a bit for eating out.

 

Junk mail IMO.

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I got these as well.  The way they can tell if you read their email is as they send out these emails for your account, they imbed a custom url that is tied to that specIfic email and your CC account.  The embedded custom URL is a simple link to an image or some other landing link they host.  Their incoming network monitoring tools will track when that unique custom URL has been requested from their servers and tags it as “the email was opened by the user for the specific account”.

 

This helps them validate you are reading emails.  I usually config my email clients to not opened embedded URLs or also referred to as “don’t download images” unless I request it to.  This can help with saving cell data costs on smartphones,  blocking spammers and other that send emails from tracking me or infecting my PC, as well as keep me hidden from people that send me too many emails.  Your shouldn’t have to click a link...just tell your mail client to “download images” on one of the messages you want to read.

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I also received this email and just laughed. 






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C'mon @Adkins, give me a nom nom nom nom nomSmiley Wink
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I got the same email...

 

I confirmed I wanted email statements and communications when I got the Savor card 2 weeks ago LOL...

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The three largest email clients are Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo. They don’t block tracking by default so 90% of people out there are being tracked and not just by Cap1.
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