Unlike other social networking platforms, Facebook is not only a place where people gather to share their thoughts or connect with their family, friends or clients. Facebook is a huge place where folks can participate in gaming with other Facebook users or use some Facebook applications to make life more easier.
Tip: Setup Facebook login email Alert.
Every game or application requires your permission before it comes live at your Facebook account. Moreover, the developers of apps or games use Facebook as the login authentication platform instead of creating different user registration system for the new service.
Sometime, developers just ignore the user registration model and simply use the Facebook connect API – which becomes lifesaver for both the user and Facebook application developers.
But, the problem is with your privacy. Allowing the Facebook apps and games or simply using your Facebook account for login purpose is actually sharing your email address with the app developers and the gaming sites. As a result, users can suffer from being spammed at their email address.
Every time you allow any service to get access to your Facebook account, your email address is being shared with the app developers. Check it out.
So, the developer can send you some promotional emails offering various things that you don’t wish to handle. In Later, though you can revoke the access of that application or game, you may not get rid from such junk emails at all. This is fact that you can always report those emails as spam or follow alternative methods to get rid from such spam emails, but sharing your email address with unwanted person or robot is not a good thought.
Therefore, the question is how to prevent such developers from sending spam emails at your email inbox. Let’s discuss.
1. Use a different Facebook account to play games or handle any unknown stuff. You can use an anonymous email address to create a new Facebook account for this purpose. Using an anonymous address instead of your existing Gmail or Hotmail email ensures you won’t have to worry about whether your privacy is exposed publicly.
2. Change the email address which will be shared with the developer while granting the access of your Facebook account. There is an option at Facebook to show firstname.lastname@example.org as your email address to the application developers. This trick should be applied before you press the “Allow” button when granting the access for any application.
In the above trick, the Facebook proxy mail address works as a mask of your main email address and the developers stay beyond the original email address. If they send any message using your Facebook profile information, a copy of that will be forwarded at your main email. Revoking the access from the applications or games will automatically destroy the temporary proxy email address that is allotted by Facebook and the developer or the site owner will not able to send further any message at your main email address.
Also read: Create Temporary Disposable Email Address.