Please reset your email notification settings

Posted in Uncategorized by solle on 01/12/2008

Saturday morning received an email with above subject line. Looked like spam but obviously came from Facebook.

Here’s the message body:

“Unfortunately, the settings that control which email notifications get sent to you were lost. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

To reset your email notification settings, go to:


The Facebook Team”

I don’t seem to be alone but that doesn’t stop me being mighty annoyed with Facebook. To be honest I’d have closed down my account a long time ago apart from the fact that I have connection to an app on the platform.

Read this series of postings on the Facebook Developer Forum

The excuse then from the FB dev team:


This was an error event, and Facebook sent these emails as an alert to users who were affected. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Platform Developer Operations & Support”

And as one poster mentions was it a “fake accident” to “level the field for post-platform2 launched apps” so that they could email everyone to high heaven again?

Whatever it was it wasn’t clever and Facebook continue to position themselves as an organisation that you shouldn’t trust any important or personal data with.

Login now and scramble all your personal data is my advice (that is if you still decide to use the platform).