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    Microsoft was putting ads in Windows 10 Mail app for non-Office 365

    Microsoft was putting ads in Windows 10 Mail app for non-Office 365


    Last Updated: 16 Nov 2018 at 14:09

    The Windows 10 Mail app is once again the testing ground for controversial new features, and this time the app is showing ads. As spotted by Aggiornamenti Lumia, the advertisements are only showing up for some users, and they're only there for those that don't subscribe to Office 365.

    Another controversial feature that we've seen tested in Mail & Calendar was forcing users to open links from their email in the Edge browser despite their default browser settings. This was later removed before it ever made it to production. We've also seen ads for Office 365.



    Read more: Microsoft is putting ads in its Windows 10 Mail app for non-Office 365 users - Neowin

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    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    16 Nov 2018


  1. Posts : 26,980
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #1

    It was posted here couple of days ago (with new build...)
    and I have Office 365 licence on this system... activated
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  2. Posts : 26,345
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #2

    Now THAT'S Windows as a "Service"
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  3. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 Home - Version 21H1- Build 19043.1266
       #3

    I use Thunderbird to view mail and only use the Mail app to alert me to new emails via notification center. And Thunderbird opens up links to FF so I can avoid Edge as well.
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  4. Posts : 25,641
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       #4

    Looks like I will stop using it.
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  5. Posts : 2,154
    WINDOWS 10 Pro x64 build 19042.685
       #5

    zdnet and other pages have published articles implying that this is something new and that nobody knew, this was already known for a long time...

    Microsoft testing Ad banner in Mail and Calendar app

    Another article from more than four months ago that talks about this:

    Microsoft Is Showing Inline Ads in their Windows 10 Mail App Message List
    Last edited by LEOPEVA64; 16 Nov 2018 at 14:24. Reason: Add information
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  6. Posts : 25,641
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       #6

    LEOPEVA64 said:
    zdnet and other pages have published articles implying that this is something new and that nobody knew, this was already known for a long time...

    Microsoft testing Ad banner in Mail and Calendar app
    At one time back in the 90's ZDNet & cnet were useful, now they are both useless.
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  7. Posts : 17,638
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       #7

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  8. Posts : 430
    Windows 10 Pro
       #8

    It's bothersome! Controversial I would say so. However, I don't use it or any of their apps other than the weather. What MS won't do for revenue.
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  9. Posts : 48
    Windows 10 ver 20H2
       #9

    Stitch194 said:
    It's bothersome! Controversial I would say so. However, I don't use it or any of their apps other than the weather. What MS won't do for revenue.
    Same here. Prettiest weather app I have ever seen
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