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  Reply # 487295 29-Jun-2011 10:10
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Past experience with Yahoo gives me the impression that trying to get them to remove the ads would be about as effective as beating my face against a brick.

 

The script I posted works great, in Firefox and I've also tested it in Opera. I hear Stylish is available for Chrome also so it should probably work in that as well.

It should even work in IE if you use the IEPro addon and can write the IEPro Userscript to load it.

 

Unfortunately if you're using anything else I can't help but if you or someone you know is clever with CSS etc they can probably figure something out.

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  Reply # 487327 29-Jun-2011 10:56
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MrAndreas: I'm going to keep writing to Telecom until I get a worthwhile reply and they either remove the ads or reduce the price for their services. I don't pay for SPAM.

I hope you never buy a newspaper, a train/bus ticket, an airfare, pay for Sky TV, go to a supermarket, etc...

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  Reply # 487388 29-Jun-2011 12:27
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MrAndreas: The company in question replied to my latest complaint with the suggestion I install an ad-blocker.


What a surprising viewpoint, I'm sure that's not the official line they push to advertisers.

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  Reply # 487391 29-Jun-2011 12:38
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In my mind the problem stems not from that fact that "Paid service shouldn't have ads" but more that "Paid service which is coincidentally your ISP's email service didn't have ads but now it does"

 

I have no problem with the idea of ads in Yahoo's FREE email services but the point of "Yahoo Xtra Bubble" as it was first introduced as was that if you paid Telecom money you got certain benefits, including NO ADS in the webmail service.

 

Most ISPs as far as I am aware host their own webmail service for customers, and as far as I know, these don't include advertising. Xtra's old webmail (before Yahoo) certainly never did.



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  Reply # 487687 30-Jun-2011 09:25
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NonprayingMantis:
MrAndreas:
NonprayingMantis: Make sure you let them know how much you spend with them for your mobile. If your only spend with them is $10/month for email then you probably won?t get too much attention.



Telecom has valued their e-mail service at just over $10 per month, so, if I pay $10  or $100 for a fully fledged broadband plan, $10 is still all the e-mail portion of that plan. So price is not the issue here.


well technically I believe they value their email service as a free add-on to any landline internet plan, the cheapest of which is dialup at $10. 

That was what my previous post was about. i.e. you aren't actually buying an email service for $10, you are buying a dialup service that comes with a free email, flikr Pro access, antivirus etc.

what does your bill say for that $10 charge?  does it say "email only plan" or something like that, or does it say "dialup"



It's an e-mail only plan which I used to pay about $2.50 for until I separated from my wife and got my own plan but then found that Telecom did no longer offer the plan we used to have and so had to sign up as a broadband customer with e-mail only for which they charge $10 for and comes with a lot of fluff that I don't want, such as Flickr Pro etc. This was over a year ago and all was well until the recent Yahoo! takeover where after they introduced ads into their webmail service, which, by the way, used to be the pro version, i.e., the paid for version with all the bells and whistles.



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  Reply # 487689 30-Jun-2011 09:26
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Agent24: In my mind the problem stems not from that fact that "Paid service shouldn't have ads" but more that "Paid service which is coincidentally your ISP's email service didn't have ads but now it does"

 

I have no problem with the idea of ads in Yahoo's FREE email services but the point of "Yahoo Xtra Bubble" as it was first introduced as was that if you paid Telecom money you got certain benefits, including NO ADS in the webmail service.

 

Most ISPs as far as I am aware host their own webmail service for customers, and as far as I know, these don't include advertising. Xtra's old webmail (before Yahoo) certainly never did.


Exactly my point. Thank you.



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  Reply # 487691 30-Jun-2011 09:29
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PenultimateHop:
MrAndreas: I'm going to keep writing to Telecom until I get a worthwhile reply and they either remove the ads or reduce the price for their services. I don't pay for SPAM.

I hope you never buy a newspaper, a train/bus ticket, an airfare, pay for Sky TV, go to a supermarket, etc...


The fact is that there are two versions of the webmail service in question. The FREE version with ads and the paid for version which is supposed to be AD-FREE.



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  Reply # 487692 30-Jun-2011 09:31
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NonprayingMantis:
MrAndreas:
NonprayingMantis: Make sure you let them know how much you spend with them for your mobile. If your only spend with them is $10/month for email then you probably won?t get too much attention.



Telecom has valued their e-mail service at just over $10 per month, so, if I pay $10  or $100 for a fully fledged broadband plan, $10 is still all the e-mail portion of that plan. So price is not the issue here.


well technically I believe they value their email service as a free add-on to any landline internet plan, the cheapest of which is dialup at $10. 

That was what my previous post was about. i.e. you aren't actually buying an email service for $10, you are buying a dialup service that comes with a free email, flikr Pro access, antivirus etc.

what does your bill say for that $10 charge?  does it say "email only plan" or something like that, or does it say "dialup"



I don't have my bill on-hand but, when I signed up, Telecom told me I had to sign up as a broadband customer with e-mail only.



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  Reply # 487698 30-Jun-2011 09:39
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I just wrote to Telecom and Yahoo! again...

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  Reply # 487699 30-Jun-2011 09:39
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MrAndreas: The fact is that there are two versions of the webmail service in question. The FREE version with ads and the paid for version which is supposed to be AD-FREE.

I can't find anything on the Telecom (or Yahoo! site) that indicates it is ad-free.



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  Reply # 487701 30-Jun-2011 09:40
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nate:
MrAndreas: The company in question replied to my latest complaint with the suggestion I install an ad-blocker.


What a surprising viewpoint, I'm sure that's not the official line they push to advertisers.


I guess they say anything they can to try to please their customers.

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