Last week Microsoft FINALLY realized the error in their ways and announced that they would be removing ads from the footers of emails for all Hotmail/Live users. Although I’m not personally a Hotmail user, I do receive a lot of email from people who are, so this will be nice!
With the announcement from the Windows Live team on Friday (6/11/2010) I was hoping to see the change already implemented. However, it looks like this is a larger initiative based on the “New Hotmail” and Office 2010 Online launches.
Still, in search of a possible date, I went back to the original blog post. About 3/4 the way through, it pretty much says “With our next release.” So for now, the Ad Removal date is TBD until we hear something new.