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Gmail Tracks All Your Purchases, They’re Hard to Delete and You Can’t Prevent Them!

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Gmail Tracks All Your Purchases, It Is Difficult To Delete Them and Impossible To Stop!

Google utilizes its Gmail email service to monitor purchases produced by the company’s clients, including on third-party websites such as Amazon.

Gmail Tracks All Your Purchases, They're Hard to Delete

Gmail Tracks All Your Purchases, They’re Hard to Delete

Gmail scans and automatically gathers emails for receipts.  The purchases are nicely listed on Google’s My Account portal’s hard-to-find purchases page.

Gmail Tracks All Your Purchases, It Is Difficult To Delete Them and Impossible To Stop!

Gmail Tracks All Your Purchases, It Is Difficult To Delete Them and Impossible To Stop!

There you will discover the list of chronologically sorted purchases you created.The listing goes back to 2015 in my case, and it includes application purchases, Google hardware purchases, and items that I bought on third-party sites like Amazon or the Lego store.


Some purchases are shown with the right name, while others are shown with a number on the starting page. Detailed information such as the vendor, time and date, order IDs, items you purchased, or the delivery address can be displayed by clicking on any purchase.

Some purchases come without comprehensive data, probably when it was difficult for Gmail to parse the receipt.

There is no easy way to delete information either. While you find a “remove purchase” option attached to any purchase listed on the website, activating that option reveals that you need to delete the emails to remove purchases. Apart from that, there is no option to clear all the data.

Most Gmail users may not want to delete receipts that they received in emails. It is certainly possible to backup the emails and delete them then to get rid of the purchase listing that Google maintains, but it is not comfortable either as you’d have to delete each email manually to clear the listing. Also, and that is another issue, it won’t block future purchases from being listed again.

There appears to be no option to delete purchase information only but keep emails in Gmail.

Google states that the proprietor of the Gmail account is the only one that can see the page’s instructions. The business informed CNBC that to serve advertisement it does not use any data discovered in emails. In 2017, Google stopped reading advertising emails.

A support page indicates that the information at My Activity may be viewed and deleted by Google clients but that does not seem to be the case. More problematic than that, even if you disable any monitoring function on the My Activity page, buying data is still being gathered. Of course, under leadership alternatives, Gmail is not even mentioned there.


Gmail is Google’s treasure trove as email includes countless personal information with whom you’re talking and what you’re buying online. Since there is no way to prevent Google from parsing the information right now, it is your choice to fully consider using a separate e-mail account for vital practice or changing to a brand new account.

Email providers that are reminiscent of  ProtonMailStartMail, or FastMail, all promise not to track you, advertise, or discover your messages.

If you want to keep up with Gmail, all emails that often use Pop3 can be obtained and then deleted from the server.

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