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Troubleshooting Links in Nicholas Institute Email

Some of our newsletters and event notices are sent via Constant Contact, a widely used contact management and email service. When clicking links, you may see a warning stating "uBlock Origin has prevented the following page from loading." (It may look something like the figure below.)

uBlock warning for constant contact email
Example uBlock Origin warning page

Why am I seeing this warning?

Browser ad blocking software, such as uBlock Origin, may flag links from email services like Constant Contact. Since these services track email open rates and link clicks, uBlock Origin is protecting your privacy by ensuring you are aware that this is taking place.

How do I proceed to the link I clicked?

You can temporarily or permanently disable blocking for the "" domain by clicking the respective options on the warning page. If you temporarily permit the link to proceed, you will be sent to the link as usual. Next time you click a link from a Constant Contact email (from the Nicholas Institute or otherwise), you will see the warning again. If you permanently permit these links to work, you will not be prompted again.

What information are you tracking?

Email link clicks are recorded by Constant Contact so that we can understand the aggregate use of our newsletters and other mailers. Per our privacy statement, the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University holds the privacy of our community in the highest regard. No personally identifiable information is ever sold or given to third parties. It is only used:

  • for the purpose in which it was submitted
  • to gauge interest in our programs and research
  • to determine usage patterns to improve the usability of our website and emails
  • to track aggregate statistical trends

I prefer not to disable the tracking, even temporarily. How can I see the link anyway?

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