Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/179669/google-now-allows-people-to-email-you-learn-how-to-opt-out-here/
Google just announced a new feature where Google+ acts as a bridge between the social network and your personal email. Anyone who follows you on Google+ can now email you directly. If this sounds like a terrible thing (we certainly weren’t thrilled to hear it), read on to learn how to opt out.
any idea how you would do this on a non-gmail account? such as someone who has a hotmail address registered on google.
Google+ has a separate but similar system Google previously rolled out that handles the messaging-from-profile pages which I believe would apply in your situation. While logged into your Google+ account, visit https://plus.google.com/settings and scroll down to the Profile section. There you'll find a check box entry labeled "Allow people to send you a message from your profile" with a companion drop down menu that allows you to specify who can use the function. You can uncheck the option if it is checked or adjust the privacy settings to your liking. Hope that helps! =)
I tried to opt out of the gmail-google plus linkage; went to settings>general and did not find the entry
for google+. I never signed on for google+, but thought that the bums were signing everyone to google plus without their permission. What gives?
Good article! However, when I go to settings, I have no 'general' section to check into. Did my chrome not update recently?
I know I have a g+ account and look at it occasionally. Maybe a setting in there is where I need to go to optout?
Not Chrome's settings, Gmail's settings. It's linked to in the article.
Thanks! I should have seen that. It's is now 'fixed'.
I was quite surprised to see they turned this on by default. Pretty crappy but they know we'll all still use their services.
I don't see the problem with this to be honest. As long as you can filter these emails in gmail
They warned everyone (g+ members) when the "feature" was turned on. No biggie now that the HTG shows us how to turn it off.
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