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« on: June 26, 2012, 12:55:12 PM »

Facebook just changed your default email without your consent: here’s how to opt out 
You'd be forgiven for not knowing that Facebook has an external email system built in to the site's familiar messaging system. After all, few of us have need for yet another email address. And given the way Facebook algorithms decide to hide messages that the site doesn't believe is important, we're absolutely terrified of losing important messages.

The fact that you're not using that Facebook email address appears to have led to Facebook trying to figure out new ways to push you to the system. So, they've taken action by forcibly changing your contact email address listed on your Facebook page from your actual address that you regularly check to [] — or worse, [random number]

What does this mean? Well, if your high school sweetheart finds you on Facebook and wants to contact you, they'll have to do it on Facebook — there's no external option. There's nothing opt-in about this change, and there was no notification about it either: Facebook just decided to swap out emails to try to get people to use their cobwebbed email system...

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 01:02:14 PM »

I sure am glad I quit Facebook....

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 12:52:29 AM »

Mark Z. is becoming more of a douchebag nowadays! Lookingup First with the timeline (which I didn't care about) but now with this, [] this even legal? It's almost like forced submission.

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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 08:16:48 AM »

I agree that having this done without notice feels 'wrong'. function all it does is present your FB email address on your profile.  Anyone wishing to contact you can use it, whereupon their 'email' message is shunted directly to your FB 'messages' folder.  This way they do not get access to your 'real' email unless and until YOU give it to them.

Which all seems very 'internal' to me and quite redundant for FB.  Hard to see what the advantage is - other than an added level of 'security' for contacts made via FB.

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 09:37:33 AM »

Something to consider: I won't use any "Facebook aps" because they all ask to collect your email. If that useless facebook address is the email they were collecting I might be more likely to use one.

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