I don't want Facebook, but facebook wants me
October 11, 2012 12:24 PM Subscribe
Am i destined to get facebook spam for the rest of my days?
posted by robself to Computers & Internet (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Simple issue- long explantion. I have never been near the insides of the facebook, so apologies for sounding like rip van winkle.
Someone has seemingly signed up to facebook using 2 email addresses (is that possible? Can one have secondary accounts?) their own, and firstname.lastname@example.org; my e-mail is first email@example.com. 'Well, these 200 e-mails I got overnight are certainly annoying, but I'll just fill in the 'forgot my password' form, and go from there' thinks I. 2 options: 1 involves signing in with google, but even if I sign in without the dot in my username, seemingly spots that my name 'should' have a dot in, and thus doesn't match. The other option is to get an e-mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, which is not my account, hence my 2 e-mail address theory (which might sound like laughable junk to someone in the know)
So, keeping sensible, I fills in the 'someone is using my email address' form and get.. "Hi, We currently don't have a registration under this email address." back by return post. Now, if this were true, I would presumably not know that Barbie just updated her status this very minute: "lol i cant sleep my movaa onna fone all loud talkin bout ooh he said her voice make him fall asleeep , <3 lol # alright im done lol". We've all been there, Barbie.
Now, I can just shove all this in my spam folder, but, lord, it just don't seem right that I can't make this stuff stop. So, if anyone has any smart ideas on how to get these people unwedged from my folders, I'm 100% ears.