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How can email addresses of the form xxx@proxymail.facebook.com be used? Is it possible to send normal mails to those addresses that are forwarded somewhere or are there deeper restrictions?

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These used (?) to be handled for Facebook applications as a proxy so users do not have to release their email address publicly. Facebook assigns one when granting access to an application and the user requests an anonymous email instead. A temporary one is randomly generated for the user to receive emails from the application developer.

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