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 wojtek
by wojtek on Thu 9th Jan 2014 21:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by wojtek"
wojtek
Member since:
2010-01-24

Yup... I got e-mail from that... If I find something interesting I simply share it with a (few) people(s) and then there is this 'replay to all'. A bonus - it's easier to track the discussion and mark mails as read/unread (i.e. to respond later)... (and also - I love the usenet and mailing lists - no webby fluff at all!)

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RE[3]: Comment by wojtek
by JAlexoid on Sun 12th Jan 2014 00:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by wojtek"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

USENET is geek. Pure unadulterated geek. In fact it's main feature that it's geek and hard for your average user to actually use it.
Even geeks stopped using it.

Edited 2014-01-12 00:30 UTC

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