Every time I open Thunderbird , it automatically connects to Firefox and opens
This is a real nuisance.
How can I stop this from happening? I don't know what I did to originate it in the first place.
Thanks for your help.
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Yes they are saying that, but it only relates to RSS feeds. Any web site that has the little blue twitter logo for people to click on causes a script to be run on the Twitter servers when the image is fetched. The scripts delivers a 1 pixel by 1 pixel transparent image to the browser for tracking purposes
I have no idea how their script works, but it must inject itself into a browser page, Thunderbird is not a browser as far as the operating system is concerned so it gets loaded in Firefox.
It is perhaps the most intrusive tracking on the internet as they are getting tracking information on just about every page load on the net as everyone is using their twitter logo.
I note that Anti Virus programs still gets excited about tracking cookies but do nothing about tracking images. Perhaps those issuing the tracking images are the anti virus companies major share holders or something.