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Any Google+ User Can Send You Emails On Gmail Now (And Here’s How To Disable It)

Mihir Patkar 11-01-2014

After integrating Google+ in YouTube YouTube's Comments Section Now Cleaned Up, Courtesy Of Google+ Google has cleaned up YouTube with a new Google+ powered commenting system. You'll now see the most upvoted comments, the ones from people in your Google+ circles, and from the owner of the video. Read More for your comments, the search giant is now turning towards Gmail to give its social network some more visibility. From today, any Google+ user will be able to send you a message on your Gmail. To send a message, all you need to do is add that person to your Google+, whether they’ve befriended you or not.


The actual email address isn’t yet visible to the sender. You’ll only see that person’s Google+ profile, but if you are the one sending an email, they will get to see your email. However, if they reply to your email, then you can see their address too. (Psst, we do have a neat hack to find out someone’s real email address with Gmail How To Find Someone's Real Email Address With Gmail Need to email someone but don't have their address? Here are some common sense to come up with solutions that will help you figure out most people's true email addresses. Read More .)

If the two people are in each other’s Circles, the email will be filtered to the Primary inbox in Gmail’s new Tabs view. If they aren’t part of each other’s Circles, it will get filtered to the Social tab.

How To Switch Off Emails From Google+ Contacts


Thankfully, Google is offering the ability to switch this feature off. Go to your Gmail’s Settings and in the General tab, you will find an option named “Email via Google+: Who can email you via your Google+ Profile.” In the drop-down options, you can choose “no one”, “circles”, “extended circles” or “Anyone on Google+.

As Justin has previously written, Google’s new tendency to add Google+ to everything can be quite annoying OK, Google: We Get It. Just Go Ahead And Add Google+ To Everything. [Opinion] Don't worry Google, I think you can get everyone onto your network in just a few months if you really push. Here are my suggestions. Read More . What do you think about it, and this latest move?


Source: Gmail Blog

Related topics: Gmail, Google Plus.

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  1. Brian
    January 12, 2014 at 10:59 am

    If you run Google Apps (personal, education, etc), you can turn it off at the domain level. Now my family doesn't have to worry about the possibility of getting unwanted email via Plus.

  2. Ramu
    January 12, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Very good info

  3. Harrson
    January 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Bad. I switched to Outlook. Its much better. No one wants Google+.