How To Prevent Another Spam Attack From Google+

Google’s servers for Google+ ran out of space this weekend, causing users to be bombarded with repeated notifications e-mails.

By default, Google+ will e-mail you when there’s activity on you account, just like Facebook does. Even when everything is working fine, that can still get annoying if you’re a popular person on the young social network.

Here’s how to turn e-mail alerts off:

  • Click the “Options” gear symbol on the upper right corner of your screen. Select “Google+ Settings.”
  • Click the “Google+ tab” and scroll down to the “Receive Notifications” section.
  • Uncheck the activities you don’t want to receive notifications for. (We suggest unchecking all of them to avoid another spamming incident.)

Here’s a screenshot of the notifications settings:

google plus notifications settings

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