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bayview602
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Registered: ‎12-04-2012

advertising to Comcast customers

Do you think Comcast realizes that its advertising plan is

backfiring?  I will never buy their security system or even consider

it instead of a competitor because they keep giving me an ad page

before I can get to my emails.

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rog286713
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Registered: ‎06-17-2008

Re: advertising to Comcast customers

thats good because do you really want comcast in charge of your home secuirty????

 

Also why do you even use comcast as your homepage?

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CCCarole
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Registered: ‎05-21-2006

Re: advertising to Comcast customers


bayview602 wrote:

Do you think Comcast realizes that its advertising plan is

backfiring?  I will never buy their security system or even consider

it instead of a competitor because they keep giving me an ad page

before I can get to my emails.


You can block ads in your browser, depending on which browser you use.  I use Firefox and have the Ad Blocker Plus Add on installed- No ads.  Also, some ads can be blocked by opting out of certain ads. 

See this link> http://xfinity.comcast.net/adinformation/

 

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bayview602
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Re: advertising to Comcast customers

Great question!  Thanks!!!!

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CCCarole
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Re: advertising to Comcast customers


rog286713 wrote:

thats good because do you really want comcast in charge of your home secuirty????

 

Also why do you even use comcast as your homepage?


Rog-

Some people use the Comcast homepage to access their XfinityConnect email.

 

Signing up for the Home security with Comcast is an individual's choice, if you choose not to have it- fine, but why knock it for those that do?

 

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bayview602
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Re: advertising to Comcast customers

Thank  you!

Visitor
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Registered: ‎05-18-2007

Re: advertising to Comcast customers

does anyone know a trick for a link to go directly to the e-mail box after signing in while avoiding the horrid Comcast home page? 

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CCCarole
Posts: 28,884
Registered: ‎05-21-2006

Re: advertising to Comcast customers

Nope, not any more.  As soon as someone finds a way, Comcast finds a way to block it.

 

You might want to consider using a real email client instead... Free email programs include:  Windows Live mail, Thunderbird, GMail.  Your email goes directly to your PC... and NO ads either.

 

 



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Visitor
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Registered: ‎05-18-2007

Re: advertising to Comcast customers

Thanks and good idea, I appreciate your input!

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Registered: ‎12-05-2004

Re: advertising to Comcast customers

While I use Outlook on my main laptop, I don't on my "travel pc," and access email from it using the web. Since it is a private computer, I have selected the "keep me logged in" on the Comcast login page, and have put a link to the email folder on my favorites bar. I click it and go straight to email.

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Registered: ‎08-23-2007

Re: advertising to Comcast customers

Today - Comcast has allowed an advertiser to place a flashing colored message in the bottom left corner of the mailbox screen.  All, it say is "Computer Alerts". When you click it, you get a message saying there's a problem with your computer and would you like to buy a solution.

My message said I had an Outlook problem, but I don't even use Outlook.

 

I can see a lot of gullible people being duped by this scam!

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Registered: ‎12-05-2004

Re: advertising to Comcast customers


rtcarman wrote:

Today - Comcast has allowed an advertiser to place a flashing colored message in the bottom left corner of the mailbox screen.  All, it say is "Computer Alerts". When you click it, you get a message saying there's a problem with your computer and would you like to buy a solution.

My message said I had an Outlook problem, but I don't even use Outlook.

 

I can see a lot of gullible people being duped by this scam!


My son fell for one of those once....it downloaded malware to his laptop and messed it up to the point I had to scrub and reload it from scratch.