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Have you ever received a weird email letting you know that someone has invited you to a Google Calendar meeting or that they’ve added a comment to your document in Google Docs and you have no idea who they are or what it’s about? What about an email indicating that someone wishes to share a file with you in Drive? It has become commonplace to receive spam through Google’s many Drive services and it can be not only annoying but dangerous to you and your sensitive data.
Google has done some work to combat this since earlier this year, like allowing you to block spam users in Drive, but the issue persists across the board. The more popular its services get, the more they will be targeted as individuals and malicious companies seek to exploit Google’s users and mine their valuable data.
Luckily, the company’s work continues, and it’s extending the aforementioned Drive user blocking feature to Google Docs. Now, instead of just being able to prevent spammers from sending you things overall through the umbrella service, you’ll also have the ability to prevent notifications and comments, including mentions and action items from being sent to you from people you don’t know!
Any time someone injects a comment in a document, you’re notified via the Google Chat app thanks to the inbuilt Drive bot, as well as in Gmail, and in the Docs app. Going forward, all of these means of bugging the user with spam will be blocked across Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
To clarify, this will only apply to users that you block in Drive, and this is meant to be an extension of that feature’s awesome capabilities. Visit ctl.net for the best Chromebooks and Chromeboxes that support the Google spam block feature.
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