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How to avoid ads in Gmail

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, July 30, 2009
13 years ago6,778 views

"You need 1 catastrophic event or tragedy for every 167 words in the rest of the email." –



Personally, I won't change my signature this way. For now :)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I actually tried the same thing after reading "Google Apps: The Missing Manual" last year but forgot to post about it!

[Reposted from FF]

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It ignores it if it's in the signature.

I tried writing "This Sentence is to murder the ads in Gmail" but it only worked if it was in the main part of the message (above the --)

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

13 years ago #

Fuuny. :)
But why people who send e-mails would do this, to prevent recipients from seeing ads besides their e-mails?

figpetus [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Never hear of Ad Block?

Zim [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Adblock Plus is better and keeps your mental health :)

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Zim
How much would you pay to use Gmail?

Jérøme Flipoo [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Jérôme
Google gets tons of value just from having access to the data. So if you're suggesting the service has to make money somehow, no, it doesn't.

Lex Talionis [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

What can I do to remove the ad at the bottom of this page? Or is it only wrong when someone else makes money off of online advertising?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I kinda feel bad using Safari AdBlock. I might disable it for Blogoscoped.

flippin kittin [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Lex
Everyone is used to seeing ads on the internet, and everyone is used to ignoring them. The difference is that google is more intrusive and Jerome is using that against them to disable the ad feature. Less anger at ads and more excitement over the hack...or at least that is my interpretation.

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