Sunday, March 6, 2011

Is Hotmail Trying to Get Rid of Me?

I've been with Hotmail for a long time and have continued using it despite everyone I know telling me how much better Gmail is. I prefer to paint myself as being loyal as opposed to being too lazy to change. Over the past several weeks, I have been pushed and tested and am so close to making the change.

I've been getting stupid pop up video commercials and obnoxious ads when I check my mail. I don't mind having ads on my e-mail page, but when they are offensive or noisy I think it is going too far. These ads are loud and obnoxious and I don't have a way to disable them. When I click on the ad feedback button, I get a message that says I can upgrade to a premium version of Hotmail that doesn't have ads. We were doing well for so many years, why incorporate ads with loud audio now when I check my e-mail? I am not going to pay for an e-mail provider, so I think their plan to get more money out of their users is going to backfire.

My wife made the switch last week because each time she checked her e-mail she was getting ads featuring skankky Russian women who wanted to chat live. I was surprised to hear this since I thought I was the only person that young buxom Russian mail order brides wanted to talk to. My least favorite ad they've been playing is for Mucinex. When the video starts, it makes the sound of a congested woman moaning. My first reaction when I hear this is to quickly invite family members to come see that this is a mucous commercial and not some kind of pornographic video.

Has anyone else encountered this? Please don't respond if you are a Mac person because I know you guys never have problems with your computers like hacking in, viruses, or pop ups and I really don't need you to rub it in by telling me how perfect your computer experiences are.

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I still have Juno. I have had my account for about 15 years. My brother was mocking me the other day. Yes, I know! 1996 called and wants its email address back!

I really know nothing about Hotmail or MACS, so clearly, this was all about me.

Jeanne said...

I have Roadrunner, leftover from when I had a fancy corporate job and needed the bandwidth for working from home in the off-hours. I've thought about switching to something free, but I have so many things setup with this email address (including my blog) and I'm not sure how easily they'd all switch over.

Although, if Old Dog gets the boot after his company sells next summer, I may have to find out.

M-Cat said...

I still use yahoo.
I figure it it ain't broke don't fix it and so far, I don't seem to have any problems.

I have an old gmail out there but couldn't tell ya my password to save my life now

Suzanne said...

I don't know, it might be a google thing. I'm getting them too, no matter what I'm looking at. It's especially annoying because some are sound only, so there's not box with an "x" on it so I can get out of it.

Cheeseboy said...

I still use Yahoo and only had a problem once.

You should just get a Mac. Oops, didn't mean to mention that.

Eric said...

Ah sweet Eastern Bloc roses... Or are they SPIES?

MikkSolo said...

Mac...