This is news how? Everybody knows that Google stick targetted ads in e-mails, everybody knows Google is free, everybody knows there are hundreds of free mail providers out there.
The ads are a whopping 1 line above the e-mail, and this guy's on some crazy arse mission whiting out text in emails to get rid of it? Has he found a solution that works with non-white background themes? Maybe spend a few days working through their CSS?
If it *really* offends him that much, he should go use Hotmail, or any of the other free e-mail services out there, or even, heaven forbid, pay for an e-mail service.
Jesus I really hope if Google do respond they respond with a premium e-mail service without ads that this moron can pay for.