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Misha van Tol
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Really annoying ads started to appear in my Gmail mail-threads
Henry Wong
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gmail has ads? I thought that the only "ad" was the one line of text just about the first email on the page.... hardly considered annoying.

Or are you talking about spam? For spam, that is what the "report as spam" button is for.

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Ravi Kiran Va
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I am also recieving all non sense mails like Marriage Matrimony , Find a Friend ---etc , please tell me how can i avoid them ??


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Jesper de Jong
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Ravi Kiran Va wrote:... like Marriage Matrimony , Find a Friend ---etc , please tell me how can i avoid them ??

About what subjects have you been e-mailing? You know that Google looks at the content of your messages and tries to serve you ads about things that they think you might be interested in.


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David O'Meara
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you can check if there is a greasemonkey script to remove them (like facebook ads) but you may not be able to search for them on Google ;)
David O'Meara
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I stand corrected.
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Misha van Tol
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I don't mind the adword adverts on the right side, but this new one is on the bottom of each mail thread. And it's a bit pinkish.
I like the idea of being able to read my mail on various computer, I use it on my work mac, linux netbook and android phone.
Google, just create an ad-free version and let me pay $20 per year or so. Or does somebody know a better cloud mail service without ads?
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Want to show us a screen shot? I'm an avid Gmail user and I've never in my life seen an ad on the bottom of an email or email thread. Maybe your ISP is inserting ads? (Some do!)


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Misha van Tol
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Sure, here's a screenshot. I'm pretty sure it's an Google ad.
It's possible they are trying it out small to see how people react. I was expecting to see more complaints on twitter.
David O'Meara
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I see those too but had already learnt to mentally filter them out
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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I don't see them. I just did a little experimenting, and it turns out that AdBlock Pro is filtering them out for me. If you use Firefox, you should get it!
Misha van Tol
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David O'Meara wrote:I see those too but had already learnt to mentally filter them out

I'm afraid I'm mentally not strong enough.

Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:I don't see them. I just did a little experimenting, and it turns out that AdBlock Pro is filtering them out for me. If you use Firefox, you should get it!

Yes!, I found an working AdBlock for chrome.
 
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