Outlook.com prioritizes your privacy. The email service doesn’t look at the content of your email to sell ads.

Outlook.com only scans the contents of your email to help protect you and display, categorize, and sort your mail appropriately. Just like the postal service sorts and scans mail and packages for dangerous explosives and biohazards, Outlook.com scans your mail to help prevent spam, gray mail, phishing scams, viruses, malware, and other dangers and annoyances.

Microsoft and its email services, including Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Office 365, do not use the content of customers’ private emails, communications, or documents to target advertising.

Here are some examples of things Outlook.com does not do, but Gmail does:
  • Go through the contents of your sent and received email messages to display targeted ads
  • Go through the contents of your incoming email from other email services for the purpose of targeting ads
  • Go through the contents of your entire inbox for the purpose of targeting ads

Use email that prioritizes your privacy—Outlook.com.

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Scroogled pronunciation

Word Origin:

Google’s ongoing use of invasive tactics to maximize their advertising profits.


2. The Google practice of going through your personal Gmail for keywords so they can target you with ads.

See also: bug; eavesdrop; eyeball; listen in; observe; peek; peer; pry; scan; snoop; spy; tap; wiretap.

Sample sentence:

"Even if you’re not a Gmail user, you get Scroogled because Google goes through your personal emails sent to someone using Gmail."