IT sounds as though they are taking the DoubleClick approach, and requesting an image in the html from their server. The request is actually dynamic, and sets a cookie when it returns the image. Normally this is done so that if you were to visit one of the links, they would know you were responding to the email, or the ability to capture that you can read HTML mail, or both. I know of no way to turn it off. Chris Evans chris at fuseware.com http://www.fuseware.com -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of George Dillon Sent: Sunday, July 02, 2000 6:02 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Geocities & cookies in email (WTF) Yesterday I received an HTML formatted email from Yahoo/Geocities. At first I forgot about it, but it keeps coming up top of my inbox and now it's rattled my cage once too often, so I've got to ask... I had a Geocities site 2 years ago, but haven't touched it since their attempt to seize my copyright early last year. I used to receive the Geocities World Report newsletter in plain text format but I unsubscribed in September. Besides being 25kb, I believe the new SPAM attempted to set 2 cookies (as I did not have IE open at the same time), although now I cannot find any likely cookie setting or reading code in the source of the message. Is this possible? Am I hallucinating? Is my memory going? Is this a nasty new devilment [to quote my spell-heckler]? Or what? I use Cookie Pal to monitor cookies in IE, (its option to never accept cookies from certain sites by simply checking a box when one comes in is ultra handy) and generally I refuse all cookies (including 100s of CFTOKENs, CFGLOBALs and CFIDs) without any noticeable detriment to my surfing (but maybe I just don't know what I'm missing ;) Is there a similar app for monitoring/rejecting cookies set by email? TIA George --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !