Are you ticked off at Facebook over email change?

(Associated Press)

(Associated Press)

(Updated 2:33 p.m.)

This just in: CNN, CNET and other media outlets are reporting that Facebook also has pulled its controversial “Find Friends Nearby” feature that let users get a digital list of other nearby users.

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Are you more than a little peeved that Facebook has given you a new default email address?

The address comes with an extension and replaces the email address you originally chose if you wanted friends to send you messages directly to outside accounts like Gmail or Yahoo.

Now when someone sends you a message, the email will be pooled in the “Messages” section of Facebook, unless you go into your profile and restore your original email as the default, according to the AP.

Facebook told CNN the change has been rolling out for several weeks and eventually all of its 900 million users will have the new addresses.

“We basically defaulted to show your Facebook address as we rolled this out, just to keep it consistent for everyone,” said Meredith Chin told CNN.

The backlash also has been consistent. What do you think about the change?

27 comments Add your comment


June 26th, 2012
12:45 pm

Why do they keep changing things the customers like?


June 26th, 2012
12:58 pm

So nice that that do it without telling us first. Give us the choice and let us decide. Not you decide and then we have to correct. Bad JUJU.


June 26th, 2012
1:14 pm

Shut them down. They’re just like Obama think they can do anything notwithstanding the law or ethics. Also, if Face book doesn’t offer me anything, why can’t I cancel it and delete me?

Gary Leazer

June 26th, 2012
1:51 pm

It’s easy to go online and block the new email address. Unfortunately, only a few will do it and Facebook knows it. They will use the Facebook address to learn more about you so they will know what ads to put on your web.

June 26th, 2012
1:55 pm

U get what u pay for LOL Obama is a true Leader yes 2 Terms like it or not


June 26th, 2012
1:56 pm

mike thanks for showing us how dumb you are.

Edgar J

June 26th, 2012
2:17 pm

I rarely log in, but I did the other day and noticed that my address was altered, I just figured it was some sort of encryptment for security purposes. But it is curious as to why you can’t terminate an account altogether.


June 26th, 2012
2:17 pm

It may be irksome, but in reality, I see it as a good thing. It might help reduce the amount of spam or viruses one could receive in their e-mail from other users, especially if that user isn’t anyone you know. Of course, if you set your profile to be viewed only by Friends, then you shouldn’t have to worry.


June 26th, 2012
2:18 pm

It’s easy to stop using FB. People are so reliant on FB to interact with people that they don’t know how to actually interact with people.


June 26th, 2012
2:26 pm

I killed my facebook account a couple years ago because someone hacked it and was sending “buy this” emails to everyone on my list. I’ve been back in Facebook for about a year. But I can feel another killing coming on. They have no right to switch my email address to one ending in without my permission.

Furious Styles

June 26th, 2012
2:27 pm

@gadem, why would you want to interact with a person like Mike? Or a person who would choose gadem for user name?


June 26th, 2012
2:28 pm

You can kill your Facebook account. You just delete it.

Get a life, people

June 26th, 2012
2:31 pm

I closed my FB account after only six months. WHY people spend their time on there, sharing all their business, etc., is beyond me. Get a life. It makes me nervous to allow someone else have so much knowledge about my life. not your business. And it seems FB likes to do what they want with YOUR info!

Put down the cell phones, text messages, i-this or that, FB and Twitter and do something else, like read a book or spend time with yourself–you might learn something, or come up with an idea or something. Also call your family and friends and talk to them–your REAL friends.

And “mike”…really? Find something else to bark about, or better yet, learn to just stay on topic. That bloggers have to always go political or racist about discussions that aren’t is sad. Grow up.

Facebook be gone

June 26th, 2012
2:47 pm

You can permanently delete your account. I didnt think you could,but I did it a month ago.It takes 14 days for your account to wipped out and you can never log in again. To much information is public. I found better things to do with my time.


June 26th, 2012
2:58 pm

@ Facebook be gone

June 26th, 2012
2:47 pm

To be honest I’m considering doing the exact same thing.


June 26th, 2012
3:51 pm

People still use Facebook? LOL To people complaining why don’t you just deactivate your account? That’s what I did about a year after Facebook came out. Both Facebook and Myspace have to be two of the most worthless ideas ever invented . I mean do you really need to post your entire life online?


June 26th, 2012
3:55 pm

Don’t you understand that Facebook (and Skype and …) are just malware with an IPO or other liquidity event?


June 26th, 2012
5:08 pm

It’s truly amazing how uninformed people are. 1) You should be glad it default to a Facebook email address because it stops them from publishing your actual email address which spammers can get and then actually spam you. 2) Legal and ethical? Please. How about you read the Terms and Conditions you agreed to when you set up an account. They can do whatever they want, and you agree to let them when you clicked on “I agree with the Terms and Conditions”. 3) I love how people deride the largest phenomenon since the internet came about that has literally generated billions on contacts between people and billions of dollars in revenue and jobs. And, finally, 4) it takes a special kind of person to complain about a company that spends tons of money and time trying to make a product better that you don’t have to pay a single thin dime for. It’s free, knuckleheads, and they spend all day thinking of ways to make it better. There are companies that you pay for services that don’t put as much energy into improving the customer experience.

If you don’t like it, log off and never be seen or heard from again. It’s a simple fix. But apparently you enjoy complaining too much.

Wayne Robinson

June 26th, 2012
7:56 pm

I think Facebook is doomed to be a passing fad just like AOL. There’s a ton of pressure on folks to use time wisely and create value. Frittering it away on Facebook does not pay the bills.
I tell everyone to short their stock because I think it will gradually grind away. So, forcing you to their email will just hasten the grind.


June 26th, 2012
10:28 pm

You can elect to just stop using FB.


June 26th, 2012
11:13 pm

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June 26th, 2012
11:17 pm

Technically. FaceBook may have committed a crime in the US by fraudulently creating an email address under a persons’s name without their permission. Soon we’ll see legal action.

bernadette bonjoc

June 27th, 2012
10:43 am

How can I delete my FB account? My account was & is always hacked no matter how many times I changed my PW. Please help….


June 27th, 2012
11:16 am


June 27th, 2012
11:31 am

so true! I wish people would understand that they DID agree to any of these changes because it’s in the TOS. Sorta makes you wanna read them all from now on, eh?

Martin Kemp

June 29th, 2012
6:20 am

Small companies often begin idealistically and customer-orientated. Big corporations become concerned with their own profitability and serving their own interests. I am withdrawing from Facebook. To do this without asking or even informing members is unethical.

rose doe

June 30th, 2012
10:47 am

its about time face book was closed down if they cannot control what is put on there web page, i have recently had absolute filth written on face book by 2 family members, i no longer talk to them, and they are now wiped off completly, what was written was disgusting one was a girl, and one a boy. where are the parents, allowing them to do this. face book have really got to get there backsides in gear.