Remove Hotmail Frame sign now

Please help me rally MSN to stop abusing our browser windows with the hotmail frame.

What is the hotmail frame? When you click on a link from hotmail and it opens a new window, it opens that window with a frame with the MSN logo. The frame also includes a message that you've left hotmail and instructions on how to return to hotmail. The exact message is: "You are visiting a site outside of Hotmail. To return to Hotmail, close this browser window."

Tell MSN that it is unncessary to have the MSN frame in the top of the window. Tell them that you know that you left hotmail and that you know how to return to hotmail by closing the window and/or by going back to the other browser.

The reasons that I would like you (MSN) to remove this frame is for several reasons.
1. This frame is using screen space that I would prefer to use to view the site that I am visiting.
2. Most sites set a temporary cookie on machine when I log in so that the site remembers that I am logged in when I visit a different page on that site(eg hotornot.com, whizspark.com, forbes premium). Those sites cannott set the cookie if there is frame.

To avoid these problems, I cut and paste links that are sent to me. When I click on a link and go to these sites, I have to copy it, open a new window and paste it. That is 3 steps(7 clicks) that should be one step (1 click). If the email that I've received doesn't actually have the full url in the text, there is no way to avoid the frame. I have to open the window with the frame, right click on properties of the page, copy the url and paste it into the browser.

If the reason for the frame was to simplify things, you failed. It actually makes using hotmail much more difficult.

Please don't think we don't appreciate free hotmail. Although you didn't start hotmail, you made it a stable application and have made it more user friendly over the years, helping to make email free and easy to use for all of us.

Here are some suggestions on how you could change this with minimal problems or confusion to people that may not know how to return to hotmail without the frame (although I think that those people probably wouldn't know how to turn on the computer either).
- Allow us to set a preference in our options which enables us to have the frame or not to have the frame.
- Place a "remove frame" button or link in the frame.
- Place useful content in the frame, such as related internet sites to the one we are browsing, a search bar or even targeted contextual advertising. If you are gonna abuse our window, you might as well have a reason.

For more details on this petition and its originator, click here:
http://worcester.typepad.com/pc4media/2004/04/hotmail_change_.html

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  • 20 October 2015150. Ralph S
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 2015149. Dennis H
    makes using my e-mail extra hard
  • 28 August 2015148. Apocrypha Fox
    I support this petition
  • 13 August 2015147. Kishore R
    It sucks and hampers in navigating web
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  • 10 February 2015144. James F
    hate this thing
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    UH. NO COMMENT.
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  • 06 September 2014138. Jesse E
    frames blow and so do you.
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  • 01 August 2014135. Andrew M
    Please remove this email address. Thank you very much.
  • 18 July 2014134. Michael Brewer
    damn right move that frame, u bandwith wasting pigs
  • 13 July 2014133. Michelle M
    The frame is so annoying, I practically NEVER check my Hotmail email.
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  • 08 June 2014131. Kay Stewart
    please get rid of the frame!
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    it is annoying
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  • 12 September 2013125. Carolina Blevins
    i HATE that my cookies cannot be used with this dumb frame
  • 22 August 2013124. Janalie B
    I HATE THE THING

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