Microsoft Wants to Put Ads in Windows Email

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  1. Megalith

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    While the company claims it was an “experimental feature that was never intended to be tested broadly” and “is being turned off,” there is clear indication that Microsoft was planning to add banner advertisements to the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps. In order to opt out, users would have to get an Office 365 Personal subscription, which costs $7 a month.

    Microsoft comms head Frank Shaw tells us the company has decided to turn these ads off. He also says the experiment was never intended to be tested broadly, which doesn’t quite jibe with the existence of a FAQ about a pilot program taking place in several countries around the world, but either way the ads should be gone.
     
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  2. maxius

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  3. CVNet1

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    YAY!!!!
    Another way for Microsoft to re-purpose the OS as an advertising platform and consequently yet another reliable stream of income for the Microsoft Bottom Line.
     
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    And people called me crazy for complaining about windows office ads in the windows8 weather app.
     
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    I just wont use it anymore......
     
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  6. Oldmodder

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    My hot / live mail are actually my oldest one, also the least used one,,, like in once every 6 month or so.
    And just like my google things my windows are not synchronized or all wound up in their services and APPs like they would prefer it to be so they can take the most from me.
    If they become too much of a hoop to jump i will just move my mail to a linux based machine and change email addresses as they are really not something i am bound to.

    Deny - deny - deny at my place are more like delete - delete - delete APPs and features / services i don't need.
     
  7. Wierdo

    Wierdo [H]ard|Gawd

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    Don't they already do this? I tried their email before and half of the spam is blocked, the other half is MS ads.
     
  8. Motley

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    So let me get this straight, MS wants more ad revenue after laying off their entire QA developers. First they need to stop breaking shit with updates.
     
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    *Madoc strokes his copy of Win 7 Pro* "It's okay. You have nothing to fear. We'll be together... forever."
     
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  10. nutzo

    nutzo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Never used Windows 10 mail or calendar, looks like I never will.
     
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    just a matter of time
     
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    They are doing their damnest to knock the halo off their image.
     
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    the oddest thing about this whole news article is.. i guess some people actually use the Mail app in windows??