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How to Send E-Mail to Others on Google+

One nice feature of Google+ is the ability to send e-mail to others from their Google+ profile. This feature applies if others modify their profile setting — allowing you and other people to contact them in this way.

Follow these steps to e-mail someone on Google+:

  1. Go to the profile of the person you want to e-mail.

  2. Click the Send an Email link at the left side of their profile.

  3. In the Subject box, type the subject of your e-mail and then type your message, as you normally do in e-mails.

The great thing is that no one ever has to know your e-mail address. They can send you an e-mail without you revealing too much about yourself. However, you do want to be respectful when sending someone an e-mail from their Google+ profile. Follow these tips, and you’ll be fine:

  • Don’t spam! If you have something to sell, save that for when you know them better. Instead, spend time finding ways you can help them and compliment them in their comments. Then, when the time is right, you’ll have the opportunity to tell them about what you do. Don’t fill their inbox with unneeded sales pitches.

  • Consider whether they know you. If they don’t know you, introduce yourself and tell them why you are e-mailing them. If they’ve met you before, maybe a quick reminder about how they know you will help refresh their memory. (Again, don’t spam them!)

  • Always seek to add value. In every communication you make with others, whether you know them or not, find ways to add value from their perspective. How can you help them? How can you build up what they do? What are their needs?

If you follow these general tips, you’ll always start off on the right foot in your communications with that individual.

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