How to turn on privacy protection in Mail

Privacy protection is essential at all levels. If we use a computer or a mobile device, we must ensure that this option is enabled in all applications that, among other functions, are dedicated to sharing data.

Email applications or clients occupy a prominent place in this field. We must do everything we can to ensure that senders do not obtain information about our activity with the mail. If we use the Mail application on our Mac computer , it is necessary, better mandatory, to activate Privacy Protection .

Process to follow to activate Mail privacy protection

It may be the case that you are using a Mac computer and you have Mail Privacy Protection not activated . If so, our recommendation is that you do what we are going to explain below on a computer with macOS Monterey. (In other versions of macOS it is also activated in the same or similar way).

These are the steps you must follow:

  • Open the Mail app on your computer.
  • In the top menu click on Mail and select Preferences…
  • In the window that opens, click on the Privacy tab . Something like what we indicate in the image below will be displayed.
  • We see that we are in Protection of the privacy of Mail . The logical thing is that Protect activity in Mail is checked. If not, you know what to do.

This way the Mail app will hide the IP address on the Mac and as a result all remote content will be loaded in the background privately.

And if we want to disable Mail’s privacy protection…

There’s little point in turning off Mail’s privacy protection, but if you want to, that’s certainly possible, too. Just follow the first three steps above, and in the window that appears, uncheck Protect activity in Mail . We will see something similar to the following:

The option Hide IP address is shown activated by default , which you can leave as it is. You can also Block all remote content . Everything based on your needs.


We return to insist on what has already been indicated. Privacy control is essential at all levels. Today there are a large number of fraudulent email messages. For this reason, it is advisable to include all possible inconveniences so that senders do not get what they want.

So, if you are a Mac user and you use the Mail app to manage your emails, have no doubts: try by all means to activate the protection, with privacy occupying a prominent place.