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Why Does LinkedIn Need To Know My Email Password?

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I was just on the LinkIn website and wanted to give them my email address so that they could send me notifications. I noticed that they required me to actually give them my email address password. Why in the world would they ask me for that if all they are doing is sending emails to it? 


I smell a skunk. 

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Matthew S.

No they don't require you to give them your password.  You were on the add people you may know page which allows you to login to your gmail/hotmail/etc account and spider your own contact list for people to potentially add.

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Matthew is right, it's completely legit. :)

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