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Mozilla account privacy

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Hello, I always use Firefox logged into my Mozilla account.

Yesterday I went to a (legitimate) site, that I had never visited before and only read one page. I didn't click on anything on that site/page, I only read that one page and left the site. Not long afterwards, I received a promotional email from that site stating "Thanks for stopping by!".

My question is: how did they know my email (the email used by my Mozilla account)? I have never received emails from that site, and as I said, I never visited it until then.

Does Firefox expose the Mozilla account email when visiting sites? This is pretty troubling. I would appreciate any input you have. Thanks

Hello, I always use Firefox logged into my Mozilla account. Yesterday I went to a (legitimate) site, that I had never visited before and only read one page. I didn't click on anything on that site/page, I only read that one page and left the site. Not long afterwards, I received a promotional email from that site stating "Thanks for stopping by!". My question is: how did they know my email (the email used by my Mozilla account)? I have never received emails from that site, and as I said, I never visited it until then. Does Firefox expose the Mozilla account email when visiting sites? This is pretty troubling. I would appreciate any input you have. Thanks

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Hi

What is the address of the website?

Is your email account (that you received the email to) with Gmail?

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Are you using form auto-fill in case you accidentally clicked in a login form?

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This is the page I went to, nowhere else on that site: https://audienhearing.com/blogs/home/why-does-pulsatile-tinnitus-come-and-go

There is no text box on that page. I didn't click on anything at all. My email didn't autofill anywhere. The email is @hotmail.com

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This is the page I went to, nowhere else on that site: https://audienhearing.com/blogs/home/why-does-pulsatile-tinnitus-come-and-go

There is no text box on that page. I didn't click on anything at all. My email didn't autofill anywhere. The email is @hotmail.com

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Any new information on this?

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This just happened again with Firefox 122.0.1 on Linux. The site is moodfabrics.com, which is a legit site. Just as before, I didn't enter anything anywhere, just browsed the site.

This is a pretty big deal. After years of using only Firefox, I guess it's time for Brave to take its place...

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