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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 18 May 2022 9:41 am    
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I've been ad free on my PC for several years using AdBlock on Firefox browser. Recently, both Att/Yahoo mail and MSN Outlook are hitting me with ads on my mail homepages.

I don't know if it's caused by something I've done, or they're just being more aggressive.

Appreciate any suggestions to at least mitigate if not prevent these annoying pop ups and banner ads. Free, simple, user friendly tools always preferable.
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Jack Stoner


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New Port Richey Florida
Post  Posted 18 May 2022 12:42 pm    
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E-mail SPAM, what you are getting, is unrelated to the browser and AD Block.

Some senders just flood e-mail addresses like the phone scammers with their autodialers dailing big blocks of numbers.

If you have bought on line and had to provide your e-mail some companies sell addresses.

Do a google search on "why am I getting so many spam emails"

I use a program, Mailwasher Pro, and it helps with SPAM and manual selection of messages before it gets into the PC.
https://www.firetrust.com/products/mailwasher-pro
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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 19 May 2022 7:12 am    
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I don't believe that's the case. It's almost 100 per cent Yahoo. They even want to sell me an app to prevent these.

It's just one email at the top of the email list. I can open it, but it doesn't have the option to delete it. After the first one, I don't open them and they periodically change from say, Amazon, Capital credit for example. Just one email, not a bunch of them. Also an ad on the sidebar.

I believe these are all generated by Yahoo.

I was mistaken about Outlook, it's not happening there, just on Yahoo.
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Richard Sinkler


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aka: Rusty Strings -- Missoula, Montana
Post  Posted 19 May 2022 8:37 am    
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Happens to me on Yay-Hoo too. The first line is always an ad that can't be deleted. Actually, when you open the ad, there is a button to delete the ad, but as soon as you do, another ad pops up in it's place. It's been that way on mine for what seems like a year or more. It's a ploy for them to get you to buy the paid version of their email. It's just the price (Read: inconvenience) that we pay for using using free products.
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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 19 May 2022 9:09 am    
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Yeah, that's it exactly Richard. I've been using it for years but it just started within the last week or so. Thanks.
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Chris Brooks

 

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Providence, Rhode Island
Post  Posted 25 Jun 2022 5:59 am    
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Just started happened to me too, on Hotmail. No way to delete. Very annoying.
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Wiz Feinberg


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Mid-Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 28 Jun 2022 8:31 am    
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Currently, just about all commercial websites use Google ads to monetize their operations. This is especially true if they offer free email, forum and chat services. The cost of hosting has been increasing over the last two years or so. The more traffic a site draws, the more they pay to host that content.

You can apply an ad blocker to reduce the clutter. However, those are easy to detect and you will be nagged to turn off the blocker, or consider paying to view the site without ads. The choice is yours.

Those using their web browser, or a downloaded app to "do" email will almost always have to deal with ads that support the service. Thee way around this is to use an email "client" on a computer to download your email using the POP or IMAP systems, then opening the email in a desktop program. This is how I "do" email. Like Jack, I also use MailWasher Pro to filter out spam. It is a commercial program I have been using for many years.
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