Gmail Let's You Send Anyone An Email, Google Says "Stop Worrying" & "Love Gmail"

Jan 10, 2014 • 8:15 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

gmailI am sure you've heard the news, if not, you will soon that Gmail is letting those with Gmail and Google+ email anyone with Gmail and Google+, without knowing their email address.

In short, Google is rolling out a feature within Gmail and Google+ to allow anyone to email anyone, assuming certain settings are on. Danny Sullivan sums it up saying "Spam city! Potentially, but Google has some safeguards built in that it hopes will keep this as a useful feature rather than a nightmare." You can read his post on how to "safeguard" your account from the unwanted spam.

What is funny is that Google's Andy Bohm, a privacy advocate for Google, said on Google+, that you need to learn how to "stop worrying and love the GMail."

He then explains step by step the concerns and why Gmail still works for you and people concerned with privacy.

So if you are concerned, go learn why you MUST stop worrying and love "The Gmail" at his Google+.

Forum discussion at Google+.

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Alexander Hemedinger

01/10/2014 01:59 pm

I hope I don't get tons of spam.....

Moran Monovich

01/10/2014 03:01 pm

Just recived an email from google thus morning about this new feature. I think that if i didn't give someone my email he shouldn't have it, at least let me control that.


01/10/2014 05:32 pm

I'd like to hear some insight/speculation as to what the real reason behind this feature might be..


01/11/2014 04:26 am

I hope so....

Jacques Bouchard

01/11/2014 06:41 am

To compete with LinkedIn? + is a pretty career-oriented crowd so far.

Jitendra Vaswani

01/11/2014 12:36 pm

Me to hoping so

Jane Itot

01/11/2014 01:33 pm

A good reason to go back to Yahoo Mail.


01/11/2014 06:37 pm

Is there any option to turn off it >>

David Black

01/12/2014 08:04 am

In years to come, when Google has fitted micro-chips in all our brains, we'll look back at these happy times and chuckle!

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