This investigation into email tracking attempts to deconstruct tracking links and pixels and highlight the data that is being collected. It covers Mailchimp, ConvertKit, Substack and other Mailgun retailers.
My preferred email newsletter provider is Buttondown but when I set up my newsletter Interesting Things, I chose Substack. However, after two weeks, the warm glow of Substack had subsided and I moved it over to Buttondown. Here’s the story.
I recently launched a Substack newsletter and was disappointed to discover that Substack didn’t support markdown. I write a lot of text and markdown is my preferred format. It would be nice if Substack could integrate into my workflow.
Well, maybe it can.
I discovered a way to use markdown with Substack. …