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How to block GMail ads for my email marketing
showing my competitors ads...

 9:35 pm on Dec 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Any way to do this using CSS/javascript/dhtml/other? I haven't really spent the time to figure it out.



 10:41 pm on Dec 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

what % of your users are Gmail users?

pretty miniscule?



 11:02 pm on Dec 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

You mean how can you control the ads seen by the recipients of your emails?

I don't think that is possible in principle. You'd need to embed some sort of active code (JS, etc) into the email and then have Gmail execute it when the email is presented to the recipient.

If you find a way to do it in practice, then you've probably discovered a very neat exploit.


 12:59 am on Dec 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Send a test HTML-format email to a Gmail account with a ton of stop words ("death", "accident", etc.) as white-on-white text down at the bottom of the message. Experiment a bit to find the best mix. Oh, and use
font tags only, not CSS. Does that help at all? :)

If it does the trick, just make sure you've got enough content in the rest of the message - you don't want the hidden text to appear as plain text in the snippet on the summary page...

It's been a while since I've tested the Gmail spam and Adsense filtering , but when I did a few months ago, stuff as basic and totally unsubtle as this worked very well - although they might have tightened things up a bit since.


 5:06 pm on Dec 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

That still works- I messed around with a few things- definetly don't go sexual though or the spam filters may hit it. Stick to death etc..

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