I keep getting emails from YouTube telling me about random strangers supposedly sharing videos with me. I do not know these people and they are unlikely sharing videos with me. It seems more like YouTube is either sending me links to related videos or doing some sort of auto-send-to-all-commenters nonsense. They are definitely coming from “mr.google”
:-P as you can see from the header of the latest message (listing 1).
There don’t seem to be any settings to not receive these spams; the closest I can find is a setting which (for some reason) lumps shared videos and private messages together (figure 1). Regardless, I have that turned off, and yet I still get these blasted shared-video spams. (Not that I wanted it at all, but in Google+, I have already set it so that only I can send myself email.)
How can I get YouTube to knock it off (short of deleting my Google account altogether)?
Listing 1: Header of recent shared-video message showing Google/YouTube as the source.
Delivered-To: <ME> Received: by 10.66.218.162 with SMTP id ph2csp69733pac; Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:17:34 -0700 (PDT) Return-Path: <3zQAtUwcLCCILMPCNJWWMSRS9C.AMKKU8JQFCPEK8GJ.AMK@youtube.bounces.google.com> Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of 3zQAtUwcLCCILMPCNJWWMSRS9C.AMKKU8JQFCPEK8GJ.AMK@youtube.bounces.google.com designates 10.224.6.198 as permitted sender) client-ip=10.224.6.198 Authentication-Results: mr.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of 3zQAtUwcLCCILMPCNJWWMSRS9C.AMKKU8JQFCPEK8GJ.AMK@youtube.bounces.google.com designates 10.224.6.198 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=3zQAtUwcLCCILMPCNJWWMSRS9C.AMKKU8JQFCPEK8GJ.AMK@youtube.bounces.google.com; dkim=pass firstname.lastname@example.org X-Received: from mr.google.com ([10.224.6.198]) by 10.224.6.198 with SMTP id a6mr3286828qaa.6.1395458254849 (num_hops = 1); Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:17:34 -0700 (PDT) DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=youtube.com; s=20120806; h=content-type:mime-version:subject:from:to:message-id:date; bh=…; b=… X-Received: by 10.224.6.198 with SMTP id a6mr2117396qaa.6.1395458253938; Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:17:33 -0700 (PDT) Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="===============1551076356==" MIME-Version: 1.0 X-No-Auto-Attachment: 1 Subject: =?iso-8859-1?q?Justice_sent_you_a_video=3A_=225x5__Rubik=27s_cube_former?= =?iso-8859-1?q?=22_?= From: YouTube <email@example.com> To: <ME> Message-ID: <532d00ce.c606e00a.728a.691c.GMR@mx.google.com> Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:17:33 -0700 (PDT)
Figure 1: Screenshot of only setting that mentions shared-video (lumped together with private messages)