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        My better half  enjoys checking out the Google Doodle as it changes depending on the day’s occasion. Beginning last night, the Doodle had a Halloween theme, and it had a creepy twist–though not in the sense that you might think.


        This time, the Doodle featured a game, where the object (IIRC) was to kill ghosts. At the end of the game, her score was displayed.


        Now here’s the scary part, leading her to call me with a voice of alarm. She noticed that a new email window had opened in her Outlook 2019 (on Windows 10), with her address already showing, her score in the subject line, and a hyperlink in the body of the text. (I advised her not to click on the link, and she deleted the email after taking the screenshot at my request.)


        So the questions are: how from a technical standpoint, and by what right, does Google get into her Outlook to create an email?

        She’s a different person (obviously), but this is an illustration of why I myself have as little as possible to do with Google on my PCs.


        • This topic was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by Cybertooth.
        • This topic was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by Cybertooth.
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        I despise Google, but I don’t see anything scary or nefarious about that.

        Any web site can invoke an outgoing email draft via a “mailto:” link.

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