Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Sep 2013 23:03 UTC
Google

So there you have it - ads are very likely going to be part of Gmail soon. After all, it seems almost silly to not monetize a core app with an absolutely massive install base - between 500 million and a billion. I just hope these ads won't be overly intrusive, and from the looks of things, the Gmail team is approaching the situation with care.

Ads on my Android Gmail application? Seriously, Google?

Alternatives?

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Andre on Mon 30th Sep 2013 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Andre
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If that happens I say "bye bye google!"

I've heard Outlook.com recently added IMAP. So there are alternatives if one wants a "free" email address with IMAP support.

And basically, the fact Microsoft has added IMAP would make it an illogical move for Google to remove it from their service, as that could cause a move of their users to the competitor.

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