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Am I the only person who's disgruntled by the addition of advertising between messages on webmail? It is MOST aggravating and I can't seem to find anyone to whom I can express this. Cox has also begun adding ads at the top of the webmail inbox; fine, they're not intrusive so I don't care. The ads between reading emails is MOST intrusive and annoying. So much so that I don't bother to look at the ads (which conceivably defeats the purpose.) Very annoying.
Ads in Webmail
Ads in Webmail are controlled by Cox and their vendor. Your options are limited. You can use an email client or block ads with your browser. Site permissions can be set by clicking the small lock icon to the left of the address bar. Select site permissions and verify that "Ads" is not set to "Allow". Microsoft Edge is "Block (default)". I've never allowed Ads with Microsoft Edge and I've never seen any ads in Webmail when using that browser.
For testing, I changed Google Chrome site permission to "Allow" ads. Ads were then displayed in Webmail as expected. I don't recall for certain that ads were blocked before the change, but I think they were. However, ads remained after changing the permission setting back to "Block".
Blocking spam in Webmail can be accomplished by selecting "No Spam filtering" in settings
...and writing Filter Rules to discard unwanted email. These posts explain how to block spam.
Filter rules vs blocked senders
Filter email using displayed name
Turn off email Forum notifications
Note: the default is "Apply rule if all conditions are met"
But, you may select multiple values for the same conditiion. The rule will run if the condition meets any one of the rule values for that condition.
The following rule will discard email received from either Person1@somedomain.com or from Person2@someotherdomain.com
From: Contains Person1@somedomain.com
I did research to determine why I'm unable to block ads with Google Chrome.
Results were inconclusive. A new install of Google Chrome still didn't block Webmail Ads. They appear at the top and right and, when sending email, over the reading pane. But, this computer previously had Google Chrome installed and uninstalled. Possibly something from the previous install is preventing ads from being blocked.
Another factor could be the registry edit I made to change policies for:
ChromeCleanupEnabled and ChromeReportingCleanupEnabled
That was done to prevent Google from periodically taking control of my computer. It's unknown whether that could affect Chrome blocking ads. However, given the choice between Webmail ads or Google using a significant amount of my computer processing whenever it runs a checkup, I'd prefer the ads. My best choice was a different browser.
If you use Google Chrome and see unwanted Webmail ads, use Microsoft Edge for Cox Webmail. If you use Google Chrome and Webmail ads are blocked, let us know.
Use a mail client like Microsoft outlook, or opera mail.
Why would I want to do that? I was just curious why Chrome doesn't block ads. I don't actually use Chrome for anything. Webmail isn't my primary email. But when I use Webmail, Microsoft Edge is my browser of choice. There are no ads. Read the second paragraph of the post before the one to which you replied.
Using a mail client means no ads. You open and you're in, no login required, it programmed into the client. Also, I have mine setup as POP, so it physically downloads a copy of the email to my computer, so it's stored both on Cox's server, as well as my desktop computer.
That may be all well and good but it's totally irrelevant to the post to which you replied. Out of curiosity, I was researching why Chrome doesn't block ads. That has nothing to do with an email client. If you have some insight into the Chrome thing, let's have it, but I don't need help with email.
Webmail isn't my primary email, but when I sign in, I use Edge and there are no ads. I check email every day but I don't sign into Webmail every day. Webmail is forwarded to my Outlook account where it’s routed to a "Cox" folder. (Outlook indicates the number of unread emails in a folder so I know when I've received Webmail). Email from Cox (Webmail) is routed to the Inbox, but all other email is marked as read, copied to the current year's Archive folder and discarded (from Inbox). I mostly just use Webmail to communicate with Cox.
@Bruce, sorry about stepping on your conversation.
I stepped into your bowl of rice.