There is no confirmation either, Once that button is clicked and the
post request sent, Even if you attempt to abort it, the emails go out.
It really sucks, and the buttons are so small and close together...
But regardless it was my mistake. Be careful what you click :P
Espically when you have an addressbook with like, 9000 addresses in it
That and the fact that im a bit of an idiot does tend to add into the
whole mistake making fiasco. :P
On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Keith Wright <kwright(a)keithdiane.us> wrote:
I accidentially clicked the send invites button on
facebook, I didnt mean to, it sent it to EVERYONE in
my address book :| Quite annoying.
So anyways, I do apologize for the spam.
From: Ben LaVerriere
In fairness, it did require some action on Jason's
Why be elaborately fair to the evil ones?
This is the third time I have gotten one of
these bot-written Facebook "invitations" which
was soon followed by apologies and annoyance
from the purported sender.
They _trick_ people into pushing the button.
But what does the button have to do with it? What
program does the button run that could not be run
without the button? Is this a gaping security hole in
the browser and operating system? Or is it an
conspiracy between Facebook and your email host?
Facebook does have a feature (?) to email
people "from your address book" at various webmail
So the webmail provider has sold out?
If I go to Facebook with Linux and Firefox
will the same happen to me?
but it won't do so without the user
providing his or her credentials and approval.
You need another "(?)" after "approval".
But why not? Is that in writing, or is it
really enforced by software, or is it just
a rumor they like to spread?
More specifically, we should be upset at Jason
not noticing that WLUG isn't a person when asking
Facebook to send those messages, not at Facebook for
letting him do so.
To be fair, you shouldn't have to be checking
all kinds of occult trivia to prevent
your entire address book from getting
sent to any website that asks for it.
Facebook did not _let_ him send it.
This is one of the headers of that message:
Received: from mx-out.facebook.com
with ESMTP id n3TG9iIT026912
Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:09:50 -0400
that clearly shows it was transfered directly
from Facebook to WPI, Jason had little to do with it.
I think I will stay upset with Microsoft,
Facebook, and the webmail corporations
and side with the human.
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