Remove AOL Free Email Advertising
Good ol’ AOL keeps finding ways to piss me off. The current executive team has found another way to insult paying customers in their desperate attempts to make a profit. After all the blood, sweat and love that we put into the original America Online is saddens me to see users treated this way.
Last night I noticed that when I send Email from AOL, a footnote is automatically added to MY email.
“AOL now offers free email to everyone. Find out more about what's free from AOL at AOL.com.“
I’m sorry but this is just plain wrong. I’m not using free Email from AOL. I pay a monthly fee for my AOL account and I don’t want my correspondence and personal Email to include advertising. If I didn’t care, I would have created an Email account with Yahoo or GMail years ago.
How long will it be before this AOL ad is replaced with some kind of advertisement for a mortgage company, credit card or HBO special.
Naturally, I quickly came up with a work around that I can use while I still have my AOL account. Here’s what you can do.
Click on the “Write” email icon.
You’ll see a “Signatures” button and select “Set Up Signatures”
What you can do is create a signature that is made up of 50 -100 lines with just a blank space. Or Edit your existing signature and add the blanks to the end of it. You’ll need at least one blank space in each line or it won’t work.
AOL will continue to put their advertisement at the end of your Email, but your recipients will have to scroll down to the end if they want to see it.