The video from Microsoft proclaims that email services should be protecting users from spam, but Google does the opposite by reading your private email conversations and then pushing junk mail directly into your inbox. Of course, Outlook.com is recommended as a replacement.
While the Scroogled campaign has been controversial in its accusations, this latest video hits directly on the money. The new placement of advertisements within a user’s inbox is one of the most intrusive efforts that any company has engaged in to deliver targeted spam.
Will Gmail users begin to flee the service? Probably not. In addition, the Atlantic Wire has already wrote an article showing how to easily “escape Gmail’s terrible new email ads”.