Google just made it really easy for strangers to email you
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
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.
I actually had a Nigerian spammer put a to do item on my Google calendar, changed that setting right quick ;)