Support » Plugin: PixelYourSite - Your smart PIXEL (TAG) Manager » Fine if you like your email address published on every page of the site

  • Great plugin in that you don’t have to be a page admin on Facebook in order to hookup the plugin. Meta’s Conversion API techs love this plugin and recommend it over Facebook’s plugin for that reason. BUT there’s a HUGE issue! After installing and activating, I checked my page’s source code and discovered a variable named psyOptions which includes my name AND EMAIL ADDRESS! There’s no reason for this! And a huge downside in that my email address is now in the source code of over 180 pages of this website where every web-bot in the world can have a lovely time harvesting it. Thanks guys. Just what I wanted…more spam in my inbox. Merry effing christmas to me!

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  • Plugin Author PixelYourSite


    Not exactly true, no bot will have your email address.

    Email, and some other user related data is sent with API events in order to allow/improve matching. It means that when a bot, crawler, or event other user visits your website, this data is NOT there. It’s there when you visit the site and you are logged-in.

    And you can also disable Advanced Matching for Meta and Conversion API to avoid this completely.

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