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Facebook draws anger with e-mail switch

2012-06-26 12:57

Menlo Park - Facebook has changed your e-mail address. That's how it appears after a quiet change in the way the company displays users' contact information.

Facebook replaced the e-mail address users chose when they signed up with a facebook.com address.

The Facebook e-mail accounts allow users to communicate with outside e-mail addresses via Facebook.

The changes were first pointed out by bloggers over the weekend, leading to complaints from users.

Users are free to restore their former e-mail addresses. In an e-mail, Facebook spokesperson Jillian Stefanki said the site is also rolling out a setting that allows people to decide which e-mail addresses to show on their pages.

The company said in a statement in April that it was "updating addresses on Facebook to make them consistent across our site".