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How do I stop people that I don't know emailing me to ask me to be their friend?

Why do the emails that I receive think that I will know a list of people that I have never heard of?

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Just contact facebook like i did and request them to stop the emails, all the above will not help, as i have done them all without success. Using the unsubscribe at the end of an email will only do it for that request, you get hundreds....just think? – user48968 Oct 7 '13 at 9:33

There is an option on Facebook that scans the contents of a members' address book and sends out invites to people not already on Facebook. If someone has done this then you should have at least heard of them, having presumably exchanged e-mails at some point in the past.

Double check the links contained in the e-mail by examining the source (the option will vary depending on your e-mail client) - it could be a scam designed to get you to think you are signing up to Facebook as a means of getting personal details from you. It sounds like you've done the sensible thing so far and not clicked on any of the links.

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Yes - my cousin asked originally but I ignored the request. Now I have received other requests from people I don't know. I have asked to be unsubscribed by using the link at the end of the latest email. Lets hope that puts a stop to it as I don't trust the security of Facebook. – user4680 Sep 27 '10 at 21:59
I am still confused at the list of people that Facebook assumes I might know. – user4680 Sep 27 '10 at 22:00
@user4680 - I've got a Facebook account and I'm confused by the people it suggests. If it told you why it's suggesting them (which it doesn't always do), I'd feel a whole lot happier. – ChrisF Sep 27 '10 at 22:06

To stop being annoyed by the emails, set your email software or webapp to filter out any email coming from *@facebookmail.com and *@facebook.com.

As to why you are receiving them in the first place, ChrisF explained it very well.

Note that as facebook expand their email capabilities *@facebook.com addresses may become the source of real email messages.

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How to keep Facebook from emailing you? Click the unsubscribe link at the end of the emails.

I think you answered your own question when you said:

I have asked to be unsubscribed by using the link at the end of the latest email. Lets hope that puts a stop to it…

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