I, for one, can handle random people emailing me based on seeing my face on my
private Google+ page, therefore, I have no qualms about this change.If it ever does bother me, I'll just delete the profile. For which Google
has provided detailed instructions, the nerve!Anyone actually upset
about this? Are you aware of the choices you have?
Open your gmail.Click on the gear icon and click on settings.Scroll
down until you see "Email via Google+"Click the drop down box
select "no one" (or whatever restriction you want).Solved.
Nobody from Google+ can email you.It took me like 7 seconds or so.
I've stopped signing in to Youtube, I don't use my gmail account,
I've even switched from using Google to search the internet, and use an
engine that respects privacy. If I wish to make myself known to someone over the
internet, I'll do it one person at a time.