Any web page with a lot of "rolling ads", auto starts video and having embedded scripts is going to use large amounts of data unless those functions are blocked by proper setup of your OS and/or browser.
As to using and Hughes emails ... I have several. It really is all in the way you choose to access those (or any) accounts.
You can access all accounts by "web mail" using a browser and having to go through a login process be subject to what is posted in the web page that displays the email content and is subject to the usual webpage activity or you can access email accounts by using an email client program such as Mozilla Thunderbird and skip all the web based "junk".
In terms of overall usage:
I have used 1 GB of data in 15 days connected several hours per day using a number of mostly Windows based computers.
It not "what you got" but instead "how you drive it".
In truth the main thrust here is that a user is much better off accessing their email accounts with a decent email client program rather than a browser based "web mail".
I have many computers and devices ... I use Thunderbird and have it installed on several of those computers. It is set up to retrieve emails and "leave a copy on the server" on all but my main computer. I can check emails from any of them but only my "main computer" actually removes them from the email server so that I can best "handle" all emails.
This applies to all email accounts be they Outlook.com, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo or what have you.
You may be interested in reading and making the following changes:
Stop Facebook tracking you across the web, change these settingsIt takes less than a minute to opt-out of Facebook's new ads system.
Facebook member or not, the social networking giant will soon follow you across the web -- thanks to its new advertising strategy.
From today, the billion-plus social network will serve its ads to account holders and non-users -- making one giant push in the same footsteps as advertising giants like Google, which has historically dominated the space.
In part the article goes on to say:
Here's how you check if you're a Facebook user Head to this link (and sign in if you have to), then make sure the "Ads on apps and websites off of the Facebook Companies" option is turned "no."
And that's it. The caveat is that you may see ads relating to your age, gender, or location, Facebook says.
You can also make other ad-based adjustments to the page -- to Facebook's credit, they're fairly easy to understand. The best bet (at the time of publication) is to switch all options to "no" or "no-one."
The complete article can be found here: