Why do I see "Image Proxy", "Gmail Proxy" or "Mountain View, CA" results in my email notifications or when I view the details of an Open?
This is due to the way that Gmail handles image downloads which are used to track when, where, and how emails are opened.
When Gmail stopped blocking the automatic download of images they also put in place a proxy to obscure the end-user and provide a layer of anonymity.
This means that when you open an email in Gmail, your details are recorded as a Linux-based Google Proxy in California since that is the device being used to download the images for you.
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