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Apple Mail Security: Disable Loading of Remote Content
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Spammers like to send emails with tiny 1 X 1 pixel images; if the image is loaded, they know they have a “live one”. Don’t do this to yourself, it’s just inviting more spam. But it need not be hidden; any remote content in an email serves the same “live one” purpose.
macOS Monterey and later
Ensure thatis checked, as shown below
macOS, older versions
Make sure thebox is unchecked as shown below.
When reading a mail message, you can alwaysin any particular email by clicking the button at the top right of the mail message.
Tip: another way to detect if a message is a scammer is to display extra message headers. These often reveal skanky details that are a big red flag.