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Hello, Mr. Pepper.  I accidentally sent a fb friend request to one of my e-mail contacts. Facebook imported all of my contacts, even those who were deleted and sometimes dead.  I had to unselect all but the one I wanted. Well, I accidentally missed one. I could not cancel or retract the request. Now my friend who detests FB is receiving piles of e-mail from FB, pestering her and choking her Inbox.  Both of us have tried sending messages to FB, and they will not desist. How can I make FB leave my friend alone?  For now, I have advised her to label all FB e-mails as spam. Please help us.  Thank you very much for your time.


I think at this point, having your friend mark all of the FB email as spam is her best bet.  Typically Facebook allows for an opt-out of receipt of email from them, so it's unclear why that's not working in your friend's case.

Good luck!

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Dan Pepper


I can answer questions regarding all forms of Internet, technology, and multimedia law. Specific areas may include: website terms and conditions, privacy policies, copyright, trademark, domain name disputes, software and technology licensing, and website and software development agreements. More information can be found at


I've practiced law since 1994, representing dozens of ecommerce, Internet, and software companies.

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BA, Political Science; JD.

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