Happy Valentine's Day

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Enough negativity here. lets all share the love and have a...
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Bev, Champion

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Casual Observer

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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It's my dog's birthday so that gets celebrated
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GabeU, Champion

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I want some of those little hearts with the sayings on them that we were all forced to give to the other kids, including the nose picker, when we were in elementary school.  
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Frederick Gralenski

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I wish I had the same email format I had in January.  What Viasat foisted on me is TERRIBLE!!
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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You don't have to use the email provided by Viasat. Most of us use Gmail or Yahoo mail, the Viasat email has too many problems to be considered a reliable service.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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We don't offer it anymore. I would recommend Gmail personally because that's what we used to have before they pulled the plug on ISP email hosting
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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I AGREE, BEV!  HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL!   
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Thanks for the lift, Bev! 
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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Bah humbug :)


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GabeU, Champion

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Nah.  That's Christmas.  For Valentines Day it's, "Yes, dear."  :)  
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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Not for all the lonely people.

Just another day for some.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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:(
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GabeU, Champion

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Very true. 
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A good way to show love would be to make my internet faster. :)
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Frederick Gralenski

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I have to figure out how to get back to a google driven email like they had before, instead of this zimbra mess.  Some progress
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Jab

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@Vet

I assume one is using POP3 and SMTP, or IMAP; in which case, ads would not be seen.  So, access Gmail via web interface....and see for yourself.
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Where are you seeing these ads?
He's talking about the email type ads that you sometimes see in the Social and Promotion sections of Gmail.  It's a bit of a stretch to use the term ads, as what we consider ads are quite different than those, which aren't at all intrusive.  
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@Gabe

No such thing as a 'free lunch'  Point made was we are paying for a service.  When we goto McDonalds, local businesses, are they sifting thru our "data" and reselling it?

There are still ISPs who do not infringe upon our privacy....the big boys see economic gains by treading down that road.  Yes, Google et.al. monetized this game, so the Big Boys said "me too."  Monkey See, Monkey Do.  Again, McDonalds and local businesses don't....totally unfair, hey?
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I'm not quite sure which service you're referring to paying for.  If you're referring to ViaSat, you're paying for internet access, not an email address.  If you're using it in the sense of our information is being sold when we use a free email, such is life. Times change.  Today is not 1999.  It's 2019.  Information collected is often sold.   

I'll stick with my free email and the non intrusive "ads" and will continue to recommend the same to others.  It's nearly impossible to do anything on the net today without someone getting hold of some information about you and selling it.  Again, times change, as do policies.  
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Jab

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@Gabe...nformation collected is often sold.

Quite true, in some countries, and except for Viasat's California customers.....but the point was brick-n-mortar stores don't get to frisk their customers.

I choose the sites visited....Facebook does not collect cookies at my ISPs (plural), nor do other websites....but some ISPs want a piece of this action and have said "me too" when the consumer is paying for a service.  I'm buying Internet service, remember, which morally is opposed to 'private dicks' "remembering" the sites I choose to visit.
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What plan are you on and how much priority data have you used for your current billing cycle?
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Jim16

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"Why Viasat can't offer Gmail again, with a small monthly charge, is beyond me."

Jab,  Gmail discontinued offering Gmail to Viasat and other ISP's.  Nothing Viasat can do about that or I guarantee they would still be using them.

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You still can.
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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Anyone can get Gmail, all you need to do is sign up for an account. It is free.
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Not sure what my 'plan' is, but it's $69+ a month, they don't recognize my password, and I can't get my usage...