Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jan 2014 20:39 UTC
Google

You no longer need someone's email address to send them an email. At least, that will soon be the case if you want to email another Google+ user. A new Gmail "feature" will let you simply type in anyone's name into Gmail's "to" field and send them an email. Google announced the new Google+ integration on its Gmail blog today, but company representatives have clarified to The Verge that - by default - anyone on its social network will be able to send messages to your Gmail inbox.

It's opt-out; so it's enabled by default. I don't think Google has ever had a more stupid idea than this. This is just all-around bad - no ifs, no buts, nothing. You must be completely brain-dead to think that implementing this "feature" is in any way, shape, or form, a good idea.

I'll be turning this off right away - I don't want random internet people emailing me any more than they already do. Equally idiotic, when you start typing a name in Gmail's to/cc fields, it will autocomplete to Google+ usernames. I have no idea if you can turn this brain fart off.

I don't like Google+, I don't want Google+ - I just want it to go away. Please.

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RE[2]: Comment by ichi
by elzurawka on Fri 10th Jan 2014 22:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ichi"
elzurawka
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I really hate how google feels the need to force their new services on people. I signed up for Gtalk and GMail. That is what i want from them, if things keep going this way i will be using my own personal domain for email more and more.

If Gtalk keeps removing features like they keep saying they will, and Gmail keep turning into a social network rather then an email service, i don't need a google account any more.

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