05-16-2014 7:31 PM
05-19-2014 3:42 AM
There is no option to stop the advertisements. The employee guy is wrong. You can stop adds tailored to you but you will still get advertisements. Your option to stop the adds is also stored on a cookie. Once you delete cookies you have to do that every time.
******Did you also see where they now SCAN your email for specific words to help advertise to you directly? I wonder if they also think its ok to listen to my calls since it's ok to read my email.
And I pay for that mail box by having AT&T internet and phone. I also have Comcast so ditching AT&T will be easy.
By the end of the month I will have disposed of everything AT&T. There worse than Google now.
How dare they put adds in my in box and read my mail... SHAME SHAME SHAME
05-19-2014 4:11 AM
Is everyone aware that in addition to placing advertisements in your email they also scan (read) your email for specific words to target your advertisements even more to you? Does anyone believe that's OK?
If you opt out of advertising tailored to you by following all their links you will still get advertisements. Just not tailored for you. But to do even that you must allow a cookie to be stored on your computer. Everyone empties cookies. You have to re-do all opt outs every time you empty cookies. So that's every time I close my browser.
Unless AT&T does a major 180 in a couple days I will have terminated every thing AT&T by the end of the month. Thats landline internet and this crappy working email. All of it.
Reading my email makes AT&T more of a predator than Google. And being worse than google is saying something.
05-19-2014 4:21 AM
Actually there is one way to stop them, and you said it. Change ISPs. And now that ATT is buying Directtv, I feel like I'm doubly screwed. They sure kept that quiet till the last minute. I was just considering doing a bundle thru Directtv, but if it takes me right back to ATT, I may have to consider another ISP.
05-20-2014 11:14 PM
Because they are "scanning" your email now to sell the info to marketers. Makes me wonder if they scann my calls as well. They also save all your transmitted pictures for YOUR benifit..
05-22-2014 7:06 AM
I can’t stand the new email format. More important I’m tired of the sponsored ads in my inbox. I can’t stand all the ads but can tolerate them but not in my inbox. It is after all MY inbox. I want them to go. How do I get rid of them? Not using att.net is also an option. Don’t tell me change is difficult either. I can change. I’m just tired of not having some control.
05-22-2014 10:38 AM
I am paying a lot of money for U-verse TV, Internet, and Phone. I should NOT have to see ads in my email. IF this continues, I should receive a break on my bill.
05-22-2014 11:02 AM
05-22-2014 12:50 PM
Yes. I HATE it, too.
REMOVE THAT LOUSY STUPID AD FROM THE TOP OF MY EMAIL INBOX LIST - NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
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05-22-2014 12:53 PM
Oddly enough, twice today the sponsored email briefly disappeared from my inbox and I thought maybe they were doing something about it...but it reappeared a minute later, so I guess it was just (another) glitch with the new email.
05-28-2014 3:24 PM
Going to the Ad Free mail costs $49.99 per year
It is "Ad" Free not "Add" Free
I don't have the new email, but from the tutorial video I noticed there is an option for "Add Free Mail", settings menu is the Gear icon in the upper right corner:
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