Microsoft could bring ads to Windows 10 Mail App in the future

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Microsoft seems to be testing this strange change on its Mail app. This was spotted by most insiders who have been seeing ads in their inboxes. So, the only conclusion may be that the Windows 10 Mail app could soon receive an update that will definitely be hated by lots of users, there’s no doubt about it. Ads straight into the main UI above your latest emails from your inbox is not something you’ve been dreaming to have, we assume.

You won’t simply be able to opt out

Windows 10 Mail App ads

It also seems that this is not a feature that you will simply be able to opt out of. Instead, it will be an ad that’s bundled into the application that nobody can get rid off. This could trigger users to give up on the app entirely if such a thing will happen. For the moment, this may seem the best idea or solution for most ad haters, and it’s also very unusual for an app that’s developed by Redmond for an OS designed by them as well to include built-in ads.

Let’s hope Microsoft ditches the idea

For the sake of the app, we hope that this is just an experimental feature and it will not be implemented eventually. Anyway, if Microsoft plans to release the feature to all Windows 10 users, the Mail app’s user base will definitely decline numerically especially considering the vast number of email clients that are available out there for free and without any annoying ads implemented in their UI. Many users already shared their thoughts about this on Reddit:

Here’s a thought: Use another mail client. Thunderbird for example, or pay for one if you don’t like the one Microsoft is making. Personally, the moment I see an ad on the Mail app I will completely uninstall it and use Thunderbird exclusively. Maybe even donate more money to Mozilla. It’s nice that you can still do that.

This is not even the most controversial change that Microsoft is planning for the Mail app. Let’s not forget that Microsoft has recently revealed that users will be forced to open links in Microsoft Edge and not in their third-party browsers that are set as their default. This was for sure another disturbing news coming from Redmond.

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  • I have started getting these too and its time to ditch Microshit. I will be cancelling my onedrive account as well. They wont ever get a cent from me ever again

  • Not could, they have. I started getting this intrusive bs a couple days ago, and I’m not any kind of insider. I haven’t seen any yet today though. But I’d be more inclined to believe that’s just a bug than these parasites backing off their latest user-hostile “upgrade”. When I complained about it, the only official answer I ever got was to pay them even more for Outlook or O365 to make the ads go away.