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Sophomore

Advertisements in email window

I'm curious why I get advertisements while reading my email.  There's a small window in the lower left corner of my screen  that flashes advertisements and at numerous bad times video advertisements. Why is that.  It think it is having a negative impact on my data usage.  If I'm paying for the service, then why do I have to expend data on advertising?  It doesn't matter that it may be a few k.  I'm paying for my email.

Overall I'm happy with HughesNet, and yes I have the lost data issue on occasion that so many complain about.  But to have to use the data I pay for for forced advertising is an issue for me.

Can anyone address this?  Thanks in advance.
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Sophomore

Re: Advertisements in email window

I just got another advertisement with video.  There's no control over it.  I guess I'm forced to read my email on my phone.  This isn't fair....
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Advertisements in email window

Install AdBlock Plus browser extension
Assistant Professor

Re: Advertisements in email window

OK, I'll be an outright shill, here is the link: https://adblockplus.org/

Dang folks, this stuff has been around for years, I get very few ads when browsing or using online email. I prefer an email client myself.

Also do a search for HTML5 video blocker.
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Advertisements in email window

I agree on using an email client program. Much bettet control and easier connections.
Web view is OK for mobile devices but that is about it.
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Advertisements in email window

Gwalk and BirdDog,

What email client do you prefer?  I don't use any, just the built in mail program in Windows 10 for my MSN and I just go online for my Gmail, but I'm always open to trying new things.  I don't use Hughesnet's email. 


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New Member

Re: Advertisements in email window

After two hours on the phone I was finally able to login to my hughesnet email, my "Activity Monitor" utility (Apple OSX) showed the hughes homepage was sucking up my data. Next morning I could not login again! Solution, I no longer go to the hughes home page or use their email. At 17 days I've used 1.3 and 4.7Gb data, and I'm on every day for a couple of hours. Buy a Mac, you'll never go back!
Moderator

Re: Advertisements in email window

Hello hcamardelle,

As far as I can remember we have had these, and if I recall correctly it is because we offer the e-mail as a free service instead of an added-on premium service to the internet. Other ISPs, such as Comcast, do this today.

I'd have to go with the two best options provided above - the adblocker which in the end will save you on data overall or using an e-mail client like Windows Mail. I hope that answers your question.

Thank you
Amanda
Sophomore

Re: Advertisements in email window

Looks like ABP was the answer.  Thank you to everyone.  I was a little frustrated last night so I apologize for my tone.  Funny thing is that the software has already blocked an ad from here, and when I opened up the HughesNet homepage it immediately blocked 10!!!

I think I'm going to like it.  Thanks again for the quick responses.
Honorary Alumnus

Re: Advertisements in email window

Hi Gabe,

I use Thunderbird:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

I presently have 6 email addresses set up in Thunderbird as a mix of POP and IMAP, Hughes, Gmail and Yahoo. Each has their own Inbox, Spam, Trash folders as well as customizable folders that can be created to assist in "bookkeeping" chores.

I started using Thunderbird years ago when my expensive copy of MS Outlook became to troublesome: