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Stop Gmail from Automatically Adding People to your Contacts

The small chat window in Gmail shows the status of all your contacts, with whom you can chat. To add anyone to that list requires one to send an invitation to the other person.
However, if you email other Gmail users frequently, Gmail has a default habit of automatically adding them to that list.
This can sometimes clutter your chat box. Here's how to stop that -

1. In Gmail's Inbox, click the Settings link on the top.
2. Click the Chat tab. Select the Only allow people that I've explicitly approved to chat with me and see when I'm online option.

3. Click Save Changes.

That's all!

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Monday, July 07, 2008