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    Check emails
    Is there a simple way for a noob to check received emails for cookie stuffing or any of the other hidden tricks unethical affiliates may install? I would like to see how prevalent link hijacking is on a more personal level. I don't want to know "how" to do it, I want to know how often I've been "subjected" to it from the chain mai", cutesy, send a business card to a dying child, jokes I unrelentingly get from friends, family, coworkers, etc.

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    Is this an improper question?
    78 views and no replies. Did I commit a forum faux pas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by askttt
    78 views and no replies. Did I commit a forum faux pas?
    not so sure cookie stuffing happens in email . . . however, there are a lot of viruses and trojans coming around in email. Could even happen from an email from a friend (or looks like one.)

    and I think a chain of people who forward-forward-forward stuff are almost as bad as a virus itself.

    I think most stuff you asked about happens on web sites.

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    email trojans
    Okay, I thought I read a posting in one of these forums about emails containing a non-existent .jpg or .gif file that drops an affiliate cookie on the recipient. Maybe I got it wrong, but that issue is what prompted this post. I'd like to check my incoming emails for this and other types of unethical affiliate behavior to see how prevalent the practice is. I certainly realize there are trojans and viruses in email attachments. I'm a noob, not an idiot
    I'd just like to check and see if I'm being compromised in a different way.

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    Yes that can happen, easiest way to protect yourself is to read all your mail as txt and turn the preview panes off. Public posting of ways to identify would reveal too much of how to do, and we help prevent it, not propagate it.
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    Haiko
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