Ugly Email

Ugly Email

Get Back Your Email Privacy, Block Email Tracking.

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What is Ugly Email?

'Ugly Email' is an open-source Gmail extension for protecting email privacy. It effectively scans and identifies emails that contain tracking pixels within your inbox. Tracked emails are flagged with an eyeball icon whereas the tracking pixel gets blocked. All data is securely stored locally, ensuring absolute privacy.

Stats date:
Rating: 3.75 (327)
Version: 4.1.1 (Last updated: 2022-06-07)
Creation date: 2018-07-07
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • *://**
Size: 224.26K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

The #1 downloaded Gmail extension for blocking read receipts and other email tracking pixels.

Ugly Email is an open-source Gmail extension for identifying and blocking email trackers.

Ugly Email scans through your inbox and looks for emails containing tracking pixels. Tracked emails are labeled with an eyeball icon, and the tracking pixel is blocked.

All of the Ugly Email data is stored on your browser's IndexDB storage locally. We do not track, transfer, or store any of your information.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Great for blocking email tracking
  • Helpful in reducing spam and unnecessary emails.
  • Easy to use, performs as described
  • Not working with certain browsers and systems, including MS Edge and certain versions of Chrome or Mac OS.
  • Causes Gmail inbox to slow down
  • Inconsistencies in working - sometimes cannot detect certain trackers, sometimes gives false alarms
  • The Ugly Email icon is too big, causing discomfort when using compact view in Gmail
Most mentioned
  • Useful for maintaining privacy
  • Difficulty in compatibility with certain systems and browsers
  • Possible bugs that interfere with other email actions like 'snooze'
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Risk impact

Ugly Email is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Ugly Email if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Ugly Email has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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