How to avoid anyone email from Google plus to your Gmail Account
Google recently declared a questionable function that gives Gmail and Google+ more detailed together. In short, if you use both services, anybody on Google+ can now email you without having your email address.
Here’s how to disable the feature email from Google plus .
1. Open Gmail, click the gear in the top right, and select Settings).
2. Scroll down to the “Email via Google+” section (stay in the “General” tab), click the drop-down menu, and change “Anyone on Google+” to “No one.”
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Save Changes.”
The selection is there for us now, but if you don’t see it in Gmail’s settings, then the function simply hasn’t been switched on for you yet. When it is, you should get an email from Google notifying you about it.
I suggest everybody follow the above three steps, because it’s seriously ridiculous that Google is making this new function opt-out as opposed to opt-in. At the very least, the setting should be on “Circles” by default, making sure that the only people can email you are those who you have added on Google+.
Some people today report that their setting is certainly set to “Circles” but even then, we would desire that the default for everyone be “No one.” Just because I have added you on Google+ does not mean I want you to be able to send me emails.
The only excellent part about all this is that Google has assured your email address isn’t given out until you reply to somebody who sent you an email by using Google+. That’s a very small beneficial for a new feature that we would have been completely happy if the company didn’t add at all.