in-app advertisement in Mail app




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  • Lewk

    Premium Member
    06 April, 2018 - 6:47 am

    <p>Where's the ad?</p>

    • arunphilip

      06 April, 2018 - 7:24 am

      <blockquote><a href="#260151"><em>In reply to Lewk:</em></a></blockquote><p>I think its the get Office 365 in the bottom left. </p>

    • Lewk

      Premium Member
      07 April, 2018 - 2:28 am

      <blockquote><a href="#260151"><em>In reply to Lewk:</em></a></blockquote><p>How is it different to the "Get Outlook on iOS and android here" links on the website?</p>

  • Brad Sams

    Premium Member
    06 April, 2018 - 8:10 am

    <p>Well…that's new.</p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    06 April, 2018 - 8:59 am

    <p>Ah boy.</p>

  • simmonm

    06 April, 2018 - 9:12 am

    <p>Remember the good ol' days when they would just put a MSN icon on your desktop? Good times…</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      06 April, 2018 - 4:13 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#260191"><em>In reply to simmonm:</em></a></blockquote><p>The nice thing about that was you could delete it.</p>

  • karlinhigh

    Premium Member
    06 April, 2018 - 9:25 am

    <p>Is it smart enough to go away if someone already HAS an Office 365 subscription?</p>

    • AnOldAmigaUser

      Premium Member
      06 April, 2018 - 1:00 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#260193"><em>In reply to karlinhigh:</em></a></blockquote><p>In my brief testing, yes.</p><p>On insider build machine, ad does not display whether account has Office 365 account or not.</p>

    • hrlngrv

      Premium Member
      06 April, 2018 - 4:22 pm

      <p><a href="#260193"><em>In reply to karlinhigh:</em></a></p><p>As someone with Office 365, I use Outlook or web-based e-mail, never the Mail app. I launched Mail to check, and I don't see this, FWIW. Then again, my settings must be way out of kilter because I clicked on a link in an e-mail, and the link opened in my default browser, Firefox, rather than Edge. Windows 10 Build 17133.1.</p>

  • xperiencewindows

    06 April, 2018 - 1:37 pm

    <p>That Mail app is so fisher price esque.</p>

  • Bob Nelson

    06 April, 2018 - 2:17 pm

    <p>I've found that a 400 grit silicon carbide sandpaper takes care of ads like that nicely.</p><p><br></p><p>NOTE-Dry sand, not wet! Water will ruin the screen.</p><p><br></p><p>PS-Could be I had a couple of beers for lunch (it's friday, and I'm home!) and that advice might be for something else I was thinking about. But what the hell, give it a shot!</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • harmjr

    Premium Member
    06 April, 2018 - 2:23 pm

    <p>I am getting it to on my Windows 10 1709. I have installed my Works Office 2016. I am logged into my pc with a email that is tired to my 4 year subscription of Office 365 University. </p><p><br></p><p>So I would assume MS does not care if they are already getting money from you they are still going to try to sell you.</p><p>Hey maybe its a privacy thing. I bet if they had a feature that checked before putting those ads on someone cry out.</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      06 April, 2018 - 4:12 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#260292"><em>In reply to harmjr:</em></a></blockquote><p>I bet it's not even that sophisticated. It just checks against consumer Office 365. The version you have is commercial.</p>

    • Winner

      06 April, 2018 - 5:24 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#260292"><em>In reply to harmjr:</em></a></blockquote><p>The wonders of a given-away-free OS.</p>

    • harmjr

      Premium Member
      12 April, 2018 - 3:51 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#260292"><em>In reply to harmjr:</em></a></blockquote><p>I just checked today its now gone.</p>

      • rameshthanikodi

        12 April, 2018 - 4:04 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#262409"><em>In reply to harmjr:</em></a></blockquote><p>mine (somehow) got worse, updated the original post with a screenshot.</p>

    • AnOldAmigaUser

      Premium Member
      12 April, 2018 - 11:04 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#260292"><em>In reply to harmjr:</em></a></blockquote><p>I spent a good portion of a day trying to track down discrepancies in the installations assigned to my Office 365 Home subscription.</p><p>Based on my experience, Microsoft cannot clearly track the number of installations, and by whom it was installed, especially if you have mixed business, student and home accounts. It is sort of mind boggling that they are embracing subscriptions when they cannot track them correctly.</p>

  • pderosa

    06 April, 2018 - 5:04 pm

    <p>I hope we see more of this and that it is very aggressive. If it really annoys the right people then something will happen. If we boil the frog then we're doomed.</p>

  • Alexander Rothacker

    Premium Member
    06 April, 2018 - 5:07 pm

    <p>It's Microsofts way of telling you that the mail app is cr#! and you should really switch to Outlook ;)</p>

  • marbo100

    06 April, 2018 - 11:09 pm

    <p>I do not see the ad. But then I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird because I don't like the Mail app. </p><p><br></p><p>I don't particularly like Thunderbird either but I hate it less than I hate Mail.</p>

  • StevenLayton

    07 April, 2018 - 12:54 pm

    <p>I think I’m in the minority here, but I’m not too bothered with MS advertising their own services or their App Store in Windows. Maybe I’ll feel different if I start seeing less related items advertised, like double glazing (!) or second hand cars.</p>


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