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How To Opt Out Of Gmail's Emailed Ads
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Ramon S
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Ramon S,
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7/27/2013 | 10:38:31 AM
re: How To Opt Out Of Gmail's Emailed Ads
Or use a real email client and set filters as needed. I gave up on the constantly changing web UI a long time ago.
KMBurnham
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7/26/2013 | 2:57:23 PM
re: How To Opt Out Of Gmail's Emailed Ads
^^Exactly. The Promotions tab keeps emails from Groupon, LivingSocial, and a number of retailers I subscribe to in one spot, which is handy when I don't want to read them immediately.
Thomas Claburn
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7/25/2013 | 7:02:32 PM
re: How To Opt Out Of Gmail's Emailed Ads
"Sounds like I only see ads if I want to see ads." Not quite. At least for me, the Promotions tab ends up being the repository for a lot of email messages related to services I use. I could get rid of the Promotions tab but that would make my Primary inbox more cluttered. There's no way to opt-out of the ads while retaining the useful Promotions tab and there's no way to filter them because they don't behave like normal email. Time to explore Ad Block custom filters and other user-side scripting options I guess.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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7/25/2013 | 3:52:31 PM
re: How To Opt Out Of Gmail's Emailed Ads
So I only see ads if I go to this Promotions tab? Sounds like I only see ads if I want to see ads. Not following why anyone would think that was a bad thing. Sounds less intrusive rather than more intrusive.

I don't have this active for my Gmail account yet, so haven't seen it in practice.


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