Windows Live Mail DB Logo

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by vgozzy, Jul 24, 2006.

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    vgozzy Guest

    How do I get rid of the annoying Windows Live Mail ad/logo on the right hand
    side of the WLDB - it's taking up valuable screen real estate and is really
    annoying me!
     
    vgozzy, Jul 24, 2006
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    JDW Guest

    I am sure they wont remove the ad your only hope is that in the future they
    will allow MSN premium subscibers the option to opt out of ad's but since
    this isnt a MSN product I still have my doubts about that. Your only other
    option would be to look for a 3rd party program that would remove it but
    again this early in the beta stage its higly doubtful.

    JDW
     
    JDW, Jul 24, 2006
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  3. Isn't the embedded advertising the entire concept? That Windows Mail, the
    mail utility in Vista does not support HTML (free) email accounts, so they
    force a decision to use either an ad-based free client (WLM) or a browser to
    view the HTML mail pages (also ad-based)?
     
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jul 24, 2006
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    vgozzy Guest

    I certainly hope that's not the concept!

    Plus - I am a MSN premium subsriber - so I shouldn't have to put up with ads
    in my hotmail!

    thanks for the reply,

    vgozzy
     
    vgozzy, Jul 24, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    Bingo!

    Take away Hotmail support in OE and not provide
    it in Windows Mail. Dangle the carrot of Hotmail
    access for WLMD. You either view the ads or
    turn on "Add Search", I mean "Active Search"- which
    then scans your emails for "relevant" key words
    and provides you with "informative" links.

    It's a business decision. Fair enough. I just
    wish some would call it what is and not make
    excuses as to why Hotmail support was discontinued
    in OE and not included in Windows Mail.

    It's "free" because it's adware. Plain and simple.

    -Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Jul 24, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest


    WLMD is *adware*.

    Microsoft isn't going to change that-
    They want to get on the advertising
    boom bandwagon. Just as Google
    and Yahoo have so masterfully done.

    At least Google provides free Pop
    access, for now.


    -Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Jul 24, 2006
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    MICHAEL Guest

    This is what I would suggest to people- do not
    use WLMD. You don't need it. Use OE, Outlook,
    or Windows Mail as your email client to check Pop
    accounts. Messenger sits in your system tray and
    if you right click on the little fellow it will tell you how
    many emails you have- Messenger allows notifies you
    of new email.

    Then, the only time you need to look at advertising is
    when you use your browser to check Hotmail.

    I have had a Hotmail account since before Microsoft
    bought it. But it has never been one of my main accounts.
    Having the ability to check it through an email client is
    not something I consider important. Especially, if it means
    looking at advertising while checking all my other email
    accounts, too.


    -Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Jul 24, 2006
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    StephenB Guest

    You can't change that in the beta. Ads will be removed for subscribers (MSN and
    paid Hotmail) by release. Free mail users will see ads.
    -steve
     
    StephenB, Jul 25, 2006
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