Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Author: Eric Soroos Posted: 2/21/2000; 9:59:21 AM Topic: scriptingNews outline for 2/21/00 Msg #: 15156 (In response to 15154) Prev/Next: 15155 / 15157
While your use was perfectly reasonable, there are some subtle things that can be done that are not so nice.
Large unnamed firm has a lot of click data on people, but they don't have their email addresses associated with the click stream. But they have some cookies. So, they send out a customized bulk email with an image ref for their servers. On hotmail and some other webmail systems this sends the browser's cookie along with it. Encode the address in the url, and poof, you've connected the two.
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