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dbrown
Jan 10, 2014

How to disable Google+ users’ ability to send email to my Gmail account?

I’m not sure that I like Google’s new “feature” that will allow strangers to use Google+ to send me potentially unwanted emails. Can I turn this off?

jimlynch
01/17/2014
Google+ Email Changes: How To Opt Out
http://www.informationweek.com/software/social/google+-email-changes-how...

"While this feature is automatically enabled for all users, you can opt out. Visit your Gmail settings and click the General tab.

Find the setting Email via Google+ and click the drop-down menu. You can choose to receive email from anyone on Google+ -- which is the automatic setting -- extended circles, circles, or no one. Select your preference and click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

This update is Google's latest push to integrate Google+ further with its suite of products. Most recently, Google required users to join Google+ in order to comment on YouTube videos, a move that rankled many users of the video site."
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sspade
01/13/2014

Yes, you can opt out, but honestly it is not that big of a deal. People are limited to a single email to your Gmail account from Google+, so there is no easy way for someone to spam you with a lot of emails. In fact, I think it makes more sense to leave it active for this reason. It's seems that anything Google makes a change, the automatic response is to freak out. Sometimes it is justified I suppose, but not so much this time.

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