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Mosaic1 September 16th, 2010 07:31 PM

Linking Facebook to email Warning
 
Linking facebook to your email account can result in your email account being used to send spam to everyone on your contacts list.
In the recent cases, the spam tries to get people to a site to buy pills.

Be careful what you click on at Social Networking sites. The only person with access to your email account should be you. Your password and contacts should be kept private.

The Dude October 11th, 2010 01:57 PM

Yes they should!!

Its amazing how many people are willing to "Share thier contacts" with facebook,etc.....

Quite disturbing........

mewgirl October 22nd, 2010 01:18 AM

...Wow, that's really ****ing interesting, since you cannot make a Facebook account without using an e-mil address!

.....

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The Dude November 22nd, 2010 04:33 PM

No but using a throw away acct from something like: www.trash-mail.com is always a start :)

J. S. T. December 20th, 2012 04:27 PM

Hi there,

I would suggest setting up a dummy email address (like The Dude suggested), and use it only when you have to. With facebook, and such sites where email is required for creating an account, you only need it once. I have one dummy email address and only access it through proxy, so hackers/cyber-stalkers can not find me by tracking my email address IP and linking it to my personal information. The most secure way to access that email is to check anonymity with proxy test, as some (usually the free) proxies do not hide your identity fully. They will inform the mail server that you are indeed using a proxy and will reject your request. You want to choose a secure one that hides your identity as well as the fact that you are using a proxy.

Hope this helps,
And if you think of a better way around this, let me know.

hiten March 27th, 2019 10:24 AM

Great Info, many thanks for sharing this. Keep sharing like this.


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