Google Inc has made some security changes that now allow anonymous people to send you direct emails on Gmail. Google is trying to make people on their network more accessible as Google+ users can now send email to Gmail users without even knowing their email address.
The web giant has made this change to make the most of their popular email service “Gmail” to popularize their social network Google Plus. The social network which now has around 540 million active users will soon celebrate its 3rd birthday and is one of the most popular social networking site.
Google claim that the new change will help people on Google Plus to connect with friends even though they might not know their email addresses.
“Have you ever started typing an email to someone only to realize halfway through the draft that you haven’t actually exchanged email addresses?” the company said in a blog post announcing the feature. “You’re in luck, because now it’s easier for people using Gmail and Google+ to connect over email.” Announced Google as it shared the news about the recent change.
Although people in Google+ circle will be able send you mail but your email address will not be visible to them until you respond to their mail. If you already have them in your Gmail list the mail will directly go in your priority mail list otherwise it will go in the social mail section.
To send such mails all you need to do is type the name of the person whom you would like to send mail if he/she is in your Google+ circle you can select them to contact.
In case you are annoyed with sudden anonymous emails or chat request Google has a help page and here is how you can change your email settings.
- Open your Gmail on a computer and click on the gear/setting icon
- In the general setting you will see the “Email Via Google+” Segment
- Scroll down and change you setting from “Anyone on Google+ to No One”
And there you have your peace back no more bombarding anonymous mails and chat requests.