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How to block all Facebook application and message spam.

  1. http://www.facebook.com/privacy.php?view=platform&tab=myapps – remove everything apart from…
  2. Photos, Events, Posted Items, Notes and Groups.
  3. http://www.facebook.com/privacy.php?view=platform&tab=ext
  4. Remove anything here.
  5. Save
  6. http://www.facebook.com/privacy.php?view=platform&tab=all
  7. Select “Do not share any information about me through the Facebook API”
  8. http://www.facebook.com/privacy.php?view=search
  9. Under What Can People Do With My Search Results
  10. ‘See your picture’ and ‘Add you as a friend’ should be ticked. The rest not.
  11. Done.

By Matt Lee

Artist, writer, director and recovering free software user.

2 replies on “How to block all Facebook application and message spam.”

For readers’ information, this means you can’t have any applications external to Facebook (e.g. Causes). There doesn’t seem to be a way to tell Facebook, “I don’t want to hear from any application I haven’t already joined,” which would be the obvious way to cut out what most users would consider “spam”.

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