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    blog: loopgroepoegstgeest.nl , MailPoet 2.7.8 , sending via smtp.loopgroepoegstgeest.nl with SPF enabled.

    In our latest newsletter I entered the website of our sponsor, text: http://www.runnersworldleiden.nl , URL http://www.runnersworldleiden.nl . When sending the newsletter, MailPoet turns this into something like http://www.loopgroepoegstgeest.nl/?email_id=89&user_id=318&urlpassed=aHKFcDovL3d3dy5ydW5uZXJzd29ybGRsKClkZW4ubmw%3D&controller=stats&action=analyse&wysija-page=1&wysijap=subscriptions

    This makes the newsletter being blocked by some of the major ISP’s spam filters. I guess this happens because the domain in the URL (loopgroepoegstgeest.nl) doesn’t match the domain in the text (runnersworldleiden.nl) which is a characteristic of phishing emails.

    I know it has been discussed here before, but I want again plea to leave the mandatory tracking functionality out of the free version of MailPoet. In my opinion it could become harmful to MailPoets reputation.
    We do not want it, we find it inappropriate to store information about when and where people open an email, what they click on etc. in a database. Microsoft Outlook and other email clients justly issue privacy warnings when an email contains tracking-links and -images until you indicate that you trust the sender.

    In my country, The Netherlands, there is rapidly growing awareness of the rampant tracking of people’s behavior on the Internet and the business model behind companies like Facebook and Google is getting a very negative image. There is already political activity calling for legislation to ban or limit tracking and I agree with that.

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