For some time now, those of us using Gmail have had to gaze upon sponsored ads whenever we use our web mail client. But, thanks to a friendly signature using some vicious key words, that’s no longer the case.
According to his personal blog, Joe McKay was able to prevent the appearance of sponsored ads on Gmail by referencing tragic or catastrophic events (words which Google bans from their ads), as well as words from the late, great, George Carlin’s list of seven words you can’t say on TV.
But, if you’re looking to send an email to someone of importance, and you’re not interested in throwing down some dirty words (but murder still passes through your moral filter), then Mr. McKay has come up with the perfect sentence to add onto the end of each email: “I enjoy the massacre of ads. This sentence will slaughter ads without a messy bloodbath.”
Apparently, after some folks tested it out using emails of differing length and subject matter, ads were completely eradicated. Do you have methods of removing ads in Gmail of your own? Be sure to let us know in the comments.