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Google Drive Spam - how to block or get rid?
« on: January 12, 2023, 10:32:20 PM »
Recently I've been getting notifications of a file shared with me (on one of my Google accounts) which is spam (of the type I wouldn't want to see and would like to protect others from seeing).

While Google seems to do a decent job keeping my email box clean of this kind of trash, I have not found a way to keep these things from popping up on my Google Drive.
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Re: Google Drive Spam - how to block or get rid?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2023, 10:46:25 PM »
Funny I just noticed files like you described that were shared with me on google drive, but I didnt see any notifications that it was shared with me. Could it be the email went to spam?

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Re: Google Drive Spam - how to block or get rid?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2023, 11:23:46 PM »
Probably won't help you much as they use a different email every time

I wonder why they can't just offer a setting "allow sharing from 1) anyone 2) people in my contacts 3) people in my contacts and people I've emailed before"

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/google-is-finally-doing-something-about-google-drive-spam/
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Re: Google Drive Spam - how to block or get rid?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2023, 12:24:07 AM »
Probably won't help you much as they use a different email every time

I wonder why they can't just offer a setting "allow sharing from 1) anyone 2) people in my contacts 3) people in my contacts and people I've emailed before"

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/google-is-finally-doing-something-about-google-drive-spam/

Definitely should be able to restrict who can share files. I haven't seen email notification about these. I get notifications on my phone Google Drive app.
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