Thunderbird does not load remote content by default, preventing pixel-tracking. However, if I forward an email, the links to remote content is still included in the forwarded email.

Is there an option in Thunderbird to strip remote content when forwarding an email?

  • Welcome to the community. You always have the option to manually edit the e-mail before forwarding it Aug 8, 2022 at 17:47
  • Thanks for the welcome! Mmm… I guess so, but if it's a complicated html layout with a table and multiple links, it will be a bit complicated / time-consuming to make sure I am not overlooking any image.
    – Clément
    Aug 8, 2022 at 17:49
  • You can search for img tags.. Aug 8, 2022 at 17:50
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    It may not work with emails (I haven't checked), but img tags are not the only way of inserting images: picture, canvas, figure or even css-loaded images can load external content and track as well.
    – Clément
    Aug 8, 2022 at 18:01
  • That was just an example ;) Aug 10, 2022 at 17:42

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View -> Message Body As -> Plain Text

Edit -> Account Settings -> Composition & Addressing -> Remove the checkbox for "Compose Message in HTML format"

Now you can forward any message without any tracking content.

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