Let us pay for ad-free outlook without office 365. I have office professional and have no need for 365.
Seana O'Hare commented
If Microsoft cannot live without ad revenue, then charge subscribers a few more bucks for our annual subscription fees to offset the difference and allow us to have an ad-free version. I and others would pay to be left alone to use email in peace without ads.
I can assure you that whenever I see SPAM, those advertisers go to the bottom of my list of potential providers when I want to purchase an item anyway because their company name has become such an annoyance to my uninterrupted use of email that it has a negative connotation in my mind.
Why do I get advertising on Outlook.com when I have Office365? This is ridiculous! I don't want to set up another email account. I want to use the same Hotmail.com and private domain name I have used for decades. If you make me change my email, I might as well drop Outlook.com all together and switch to Google. Why is Microsoft pushing people away? Last week, my private domain email was classified as spam because I send myself email from my own accounts. This week..... more chaos.