Mail Privacy Protection doesn’t work on the Apple Watch

Apple’s Mail Privacy Protection feature doesn’t work on the Apple Watch, it is alleged, as while the tracking-prevention system works fine in iOS 15, it doesn’t seem to function within watchOS.Outlined during WWDC 2021 and introduced in iOS 15, Mail Privacy Protection helps prevent an email sender from gaining any information about a recipient’s activity within the Mail app, such as when an email is opened. While the system works as expected for iPhone users, the same cannot be said about the Apple Watch.According to security researcher Tommy Mysk on Twitter, the Mail Privacy Protection features don’t apply to the Mail app within the Apple Watch. In a test, it was shown that both the Mail app itself and the notification preview on the Apple Watch downloads remote content included in an email using the device’s IP address, allowing for tracking to occur. Read more…
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