Facebook quietly ends email address system

Feb 25, 2014, 1:44 AM EST
A big logo created from pictures of Facebook users worldwide is pictured in the company's Data Center, its first outside the US on November 7, 2013 in Lulea, in Swedish Lapland.
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Facebook has quietly shuttered its three-year-old email service that gave users "@facebook.com" email addresses. From now on, emails sent to an "@facebook.com" address will be forwarded to the personal email address from which the member signed up for the site. "We're making this change because most people haven't been using their Facebook email address," said a Facebook spokesperson.
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