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facebook email hijacking

In June 2012, facebook did what some are refering to as… hijacking your email address.
In the dead of night they automatically switched your email address that you added to your account, with a @facebook.com email address.

To change it back, you need to do the following:

  1. Go to your Timeline. Click about, under your contact info.
  2. Scroll down to “Contact Info” and hit edit.
  3. Switch all of the crossed out circle symbols to a full circle for each inbox you want visible on your profile.
  4. If you don’t want @facebook.com to show up, switch it from a full circle (“Shown on Timeline”) to crossed out (“Hidden from Timeline”).
  5. This is also a good opportunity to check your privacy settings and make sure your various inboxes are visible only to friendlies. Hit save.

This bothers me considerably, not because they did it without warning – because let’s be honest they do everything without warning and the service is free so c’mon I don’t really mind. It bothers me because one of the many reasons why I rely on facebook is for this feature. Often I can’t find or don’t remember a persons email and always relied on their facebook page for the info.

So I beg of you, please add an email address that I can reach you back to your profile, if for any other reason than for my convenience and others who can’t seem to remember your middle name that’s used in your gmail address.