After 5 years of using hotmail today i logged into my account, and they appear to have a new interface which happens to include
popups and an ads page. You now have to view this before than clicking again to read your mail. I guess it had to happen sooner or later since banner ads couldn’t have been profitable for them anymore. It doesn’t bother me all that much since it is a free service, and they are in business to make a profit. However, i must say i will probably
not be using them much longer and redirect things to one another email address(or maybe i”l just grin and bare it).
Maybe they saw this and decided to negotiate for their soul. You see, it is a good thing i’m here to fight evil.
I signed up for a spaceports account, and ftpd about 500
pages to the server. Then i realized the site had popups
in addition to the banners on the page. Also, if you type in the incorrect url they spawn about 7 windows, and its nearly impossible to close them.
This is a shame, because they have fast servers, and fast ftp. Its a shame they’re ruining their service with all the popups.
Also the login page at config.spaceports.com does not work.
(At least it wasn’t yesterday)
Yes i understand of course it costs a lot of money. Then they should stop paying people the 10 cents a click. Also, the sites i’ve visited have popups even if they
have the banner. Not only that, but for a new site it’s impossible to login to config.spceports.com to get the code
to put the banners on your pages. So you are stuck with the popup. I wouldn’t even mind a popup, if it was just your standard banner popup. The point is that they’re killing the service
Considering that hardly anyone pays
10 cent a click anymore, i doubt that’s very profitable for them especially if they have to payback some to their users. Also, by people clicking on their own banners, advertisers
will see less of a return on their investments, (because site owners will be clicking to the site and not buying anything) which will lead to less advertisers