Do you want to know how to easily stop Google+ users from emailing you, who don’t know your Gmail address? If yes, this post is for you!
Earlier this year, Google announced its plans for a new feature which will let a user of Google+ send out an email to any other user, regardless of whether or not they know their email id. If the recipient of the mail replies to it, his e-mail address is revealed to the sender.
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Obviously it is a move that not a lot of people would look forward to. After all, you don’t want mails from random strangers. Google gives you the option to change the settings slightly. This is a how-to for just that.
- Log in to your Gmail account. Click on the gear icon on the top right and from the dropdown menu select Settings.
- On the Settings page, in the General tab, go to the section named: Email via Google+.
- Go to the option for dropdown next to the question, “Who can email you via your Google+ profile?” Pick from one of the four options given: Anyone on Google+, Extended Circles, Circles, or No One. Once you select an option, click on Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
Gmail’s Help page also gives you instructions on how to change the setting. The feature will be applicable to all users but with these simple steps, you can decide how much exposure you want before your inbox starts getting flooded with mails from people you don’t know.