It has not happened to you that you have received emails with hidden images, as this type of message has an objective to be able to track and check if the message has been seen or not. This type of strategy is very controversial to apply but now It is now possible to delete hidden Gmail images from an iPhone.
“Gmail and its new option to protect its users from hidden image messages”
This type of technique is very applied by people specialized in email marketing, through this strategy they can check if a message has been opened or ignored. MailTrack is another very useful tool so that it works very well with the strategy already mentioned before.
Every strategy has its negative side and in this regard is the problem in its images because they threaten the privacy of users. Users who receive this type of email can provide more information without their consent, as well as inform in what way or where we have opened the mail.
It is now possible to delete hidden Gmail images from an iPhone, in order to activate this option we must enter the Gmail configuration panel and deactivate the option “always ask before displaying images from external sources”. If you do not find the option you must enter Settings – account – Images. This option is also available for iPad.
Gmail has been alert with these types of problems, as a result of this, protections against non-consensual monitoring were implemented. This means of protection allowed to accurately locate the recipient’s IP address, but this option is still under development and further improvements will be implemented on this issue.
A few moments ago this option is already enabled for personal Gmail accounts, but not yet G Suite business accounts. It is only a matter of time before the other services are enabled where Gmail is compromised.