On Thursday, search engine giant Google announced a new Gmail feature that would let any Google plus user send email without even knowing their Gmail address. So now your email is likely no more private and revealed to any other Gmail subscriber.
This is a very alarming situation as you receive many spam emails from strange IDs. Similarly, this feature enables any Gmail user send you email without your intention.
Now the question arises, how to prevent strangers on Google plus from flooding your Gmail Inbox?
Here we will give you step by step guide to overcome this issue allowed by Google to fine tune this setting.
- Firstly, open your Gmail account, then click on the great icon on the top right and then select Settings from the main menu
- Secondly, go to the General tab visible on the Settings page and look for the section telling you: Email via Google+
- Lastly, click on the drop down menu showing next to the ‘Who can send you email via Google+ profile?’ You can pick one of your choices that is more convenient to you like Anyone on Google plus, Extended Circles, Circles, or No One. Make your selection carefully and then saves Settings visible at the bottom of the page
Google also has given a support page that has guided users to turn off this new Gmail feature. According to Google, this latest feature of Gmail will be rolled out to all Gmail users in the next couple of days. And, when this will happen, you’ll get a notification email from Google Gmail team with more information on using or stopping this new feature and a link to the Settings. But with the above guidelines, you can control this feature before it even reaches to you.
Katherine Switzer is a journalist, Web developer and an avid writer. She loves to cover trending topics which are the talks of the town and write about spyware for iPhone technology. She does cycling, swimming and running when she does not write as a hobby.