Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2012 22:38 UTC
Internet & Networking "If you are on Facebook but have never taken a particular shine to Facebook's e-mail capability, Facebook is intent on changing your mind. As of Friday, the company seems to have quietly given or replaced the display e-mail addresses of all of its users with an @facebook.com address, routing any e-mail communiques you would have received back to its own Messages inboxes." Scummy doesn't even begin to describe this.
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A bit misleading
by jessesmith on Tue 26th Jun 2012 00:41 UTC
jessesmith
Member since:
2010-03-11

The summary is a bit misleading. All Facebook is doing is giving their users a free e-mail address and displaying that e-mail address on people's profile pages. Any e-mail sent to that address lands in the user's message box, just as you would expect it to. Nothing is being redirected or hijacked or rerouted. Facebook is just letting people send their users messages using an e-mail interface.

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RE: A bit misleading
by libray on Tue 26th Jun 2012 00:52 in reply to "A bit misleading"
libray Member since:
2005-08-27

Except now facebook can read all mail sent to the default address.

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RE[2]: A bit misleading
by dvhh on Tue 26th Jun 2012 01:06 in reply to "RE: A bit misleading"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

Anyone sending you mail to your facebook address ?

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