Personal Info Pre-Filled--How?

I just opened a web page from an email link, and my personal info (name, eMail address, zip
code) were pre-filled.  Where is that info coming from?

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croy
8/9/2017 7:03:30 PM
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On 8/9/2017 2:03 PM, croy wrote:
> I just opened a web page from an email link, and my personal info (name, eMail address, zip
> code) were pre-filled.  Where is that info coming from?
> 
Probably the link. I've seen this happen on MyHeritage links.
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TCW
8/9/2017 7:25:34 PM
croy wrote:

> I just opened a web page from an email link, and my personal info (name, eMail address, zip
> code) were pre-filled.  Where is that info coming from?

If the link included a unique code in it e.g.

https://www.example.com/pre-fill.html?id=1111-2222-3333-4444-5555-6666

then the id number could be looked up on their server, and present you 
with a pre-filled web form of whatever data they have on you ...

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Andy
8/9/2017 7:39:45 PM
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On 09/08/2017 20:03, croy wrote:
> I just opened a web page from an email link, and my personal info (name, eMail address, zip
> code) were pre-filled.  Where is that info coming from?
>
Probably your browser has stored your web forms info.  You can clear it 
manually by going to Options.  Also, make sure the settings are as shown 
in my previous post.  The picture is here again:

http://i.imgur.com/gSv4hy5.png <http://i.imgur.com/gSv4hy5.png>

You'll be amazed how wonderful this type of settings is.  The browser 
becomes very fast relatively speaking and cookies are never stored.

-- 
With over 500 million devices now running Windows 10, customer 
satisfaction is higher than any previous version of windows.

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code) were pre-filled.  Where is that info coming from?

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    Probably your browser has stored your web forms info.  You can clear
    it manually by going to Options.  Also, make sure the settings are
    as shown in my previous post.  The picture is here again:<br>
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    browser becomes very fast relatively speaking and cookies are never
    stored.<br>
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Good
8/9/2017 8:03:38 PM
On 2017-08-09 15:03, croy <hate@spam.invalid.net> wrote:

> I just opened a web page from an email link, and my personal info (name, eMail address, zip
> code) were pre-filled.  Where is that info coming from?

Are you running Nightly? See:
https://www.ghacks.net/2017/05/24/firefoxs-new-form-autofill-is-awesome/

Regards,

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B00ze
8/10/2017 1:58:00 AM
croy wrote:
> I just opened a web page from an email link, and my personal info
> (name, eMail address, zip code) were pre-filled.  Where is that
> info coming from?

Some e-mail programs show the *real* link when you hover the
cursor over it. The *real* link can be vastly different from
the *presented* link and include all sorts of useful or nasty
stuff, including more or less encrypted personal data.
If you don't have such an e-mail program or if your device
doesn't show a cursor, all you can do is click on the link
and pray.

-p

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PietB
8/11/2017 7:02:13 AM
On 2017-08-11 03:02, PietB wrote:
> croy wrote:
>> I just opened a web page from an email link, and my personal info
>> (name, eMail address, zip code) were pre-filled.  Where is that
>> info coming from?
> 
> Some e-mail programs show the *real* link when you hover the
> cursor over it. The *real* link can be vastly different from
> the *presented* link and include all sorts of useful or nasty
> stuff, including more or less encrypted personal data.
> If you don't have such an e-mail program or if your device
> doesn't show a cursor, all you can do is click on the link
> and pray.
> 
> -p
> 

In TB, you can

Menu bar > View > Message source.

In FF, you use Tools > Developer to find out all kinds of stuff about 
the page.

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Wolf
8/11/2017 12:55:37 PM
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