How can I remove Hotmail’s ‘optional’ advertising?

Elizabeth Shivel October 1, 2011

I use Hotmail, and when I’m in it, on the right side there is the constant running of advertisements. You can go into the Options at the top and select OFF, which then reshuffles your emails, but as soon as you click on an email, the advertisements comes back again.

Is there a way to TURN OFF the advertisements forever? They’re annoying and they bug your eyes flipping all over the screen. Thanks!

  1. Jay
    October 5, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Yes, if you love makeuseof, then do this :)

    for adblock plus : click the adblockplus icon and click on disable on

    for adblock: click adblock icon and click don't run on this domain.


  2. James Bruce
    October 5, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Get a gmail account instead ;) And please, dont use adblock plus unless it's selectively. It kills the internet by removing revenue streams for services you enjoy for free. If everything used adblock plus, makeuseof would not exist.

  3. Jay
    October 5, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Hi Elizabeth, Did you install adblockplus ?

    I did not have a hotmail, I signed up just now to test your problem.

    I did not see any ads because I installed adblock

    one more addon just like adblock plus mentioned in ym previous comment.

    when i paused/disable the adblock, i saw your ads :)

    and when i resumed adblock they disappeared.

    that's it.

    you don't need anything more.

    and they are not the optional ads.they are compulsory :)

    When you selected off, it allpied to the reading pan, and not to ads.

    you can see 3 options: off, right and bottom.

    they will reshuffle mails because you selected to change the position of reading pan

    you can test it by selcting bottom

    and you will see

    Click a message to show it here below the inbox.

    so they both are different.

    just install either of ad blocker add-ons and get rid of the ads.

    thank you, I have hotmail now :)

  4. Jay
    October 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    did you try installing adblock plus on firefox ?

    here is the link you will have to open it in firefox