Sunday, March 6, 2011
Is Hotmail Trying to Get Rid of Me?
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.