Author Topic: ads  (Read 2144 times)

newmarket2

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« on: September 22, 2017, 04:58:32 pm »
i've been using aquamail for a long, long time and I only have good things to say about it.
With the latest "upgrade" I was disappointed to see that you have introduced ads in the mail display

I do appreciate that you making money is necessary
But, most/all of the ads are spam and fake news.  "Bill O'Reilly is shot"  "Matt Lauer is fired".  Bad form.  It tarnishes your image, and is a distraction.
I'm pretty sure you can still run ads and prevent this kind of ad from appearing

Also wondering if the pro version also has ads?
I am happy to make the purchase, as a reward for your excellent software, but I hope you fix the ad problem for the free version anyway

StR

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Re: ads
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 06:08:35 pm »
The paid version still has the code to show ads, at least if you paid for it "the old way", i.e. via buying "Pro" activator app. But at this point ads are not activated in the paid version.
(If you think about it, it sounds a bit spooky that something can be remotely activated in the app on your phone, doesn't it? And it is not Halloween yet!)

You brought up an interesting aspect of the ads inclusion. On one hand, I don't see them, as they haven't shown up on the paid app. On another hand, for the most time, I tune them out and don't even notice what's in the ads where they are present.
But yes, - from what I read, there are different "ad networks", with different quality of the content, and the app developers have control which one they choose. My understanding is that with at least some of them, there is also some degree of control of what can and cannot go into the ads. I've seen when the website owners and app developers were taking measures after inappropriate ads showed up and were reported by the users.
I suspect that more scrupulous ad providers might be paying smaller dividends than tabloid-like ones. (And the highest payoffs are probably from the porn-industry.)
 

By the way, there are 3-4 other threads already about this newest "ADdition", including this detailed discussion of the situation: https://www.aqua-mail.com/forum/index.php?topic=6084.0