Most newsletters that I receive use mass-mailing software that rewrites links to add tracking information. That is, instead of
www.google.com, the email will point to something like
links.somecompany.com/?xyz=unique-id, which redirects to the final URL. Mailchimp, for example, calls this click tracking. 29 of the last 30 mass emails I received included tracking links.
Is there a way to opt out of this tracking, or to visit the final link without being tracked? Something like do-not-track for email links, or a centralized way to opt out of click tracking from most larger email marketers?
Alternatively, do any email providers take measures against this? (Gmail has defenses in place against pixel beacons, I think, but nothing against click tracking as far as I can tell).