How to Stop Facebook Email Spam

September 18, 2008 at 11:41 am 5 comments

Tired of logging into your mail client to see something like this?

Me too. Usually I’ve already seen the new wall post or comment on my status before I check my mail, and the few times I haven’t, I feel like the anticipation of logging in to Facebook to see what’s new has been ruined. Luckily, Facebook allows you to change your email settings.

In the new facebook, simply click the ‘Settings’ link in the top navigation and then select the ‘Notifications’ tab. Here you can set your email preference on everything from being notified when someone pokes you to when someone you may know joins Facebook. I currently have 45 options that can email me (each application you use has it’s own settings as well, but usually only 1 per application).

As of 9/19/08, I will receive 0 notification emails.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  February 10, 2010 at 5:16 am

    I have no options/notifications checked and yet I’m receiving spam. Beyond frustrating

    Reply
  • 2. steveconroy  |  February 10, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Are you getting emails from an account at facebook (@facebook email address) or are the messages from other accounts?

    Reply
    • 3. Frances  |  November 8, 2010 at 9:56 am

      I have the same problem. I thought I blocked everything but I’m getting these messages that say “Hello” and then there’s a porn thumbnail attached.
      I report them as porn/spam but the messages just keep coming. I’m attached to only a couple of groups (one is for SCUBA Diving, another is a private group). Could the messages be originating from my membership there?
      I REALLY would like for this to stop, and not even have the messages in my FB inbox.
      Thanks for any help.

      Reply
  • 4. Mark  |  January 30, 2012 at 2:43 am

    I am getting millions of these and I even do not have a Facebook account. They all pass SPF.

    Reply
  • 5. Jenz  |  July 10, 2012 at 11:11 am

    The spam email is what irritates me. The rest I can stop. Today for example I received an email about apartments in India, I do not work, live or even visit there, so why would I want an apartment there? Plus the dating mails, not interested either. I go to the link to stop the emails but I get the same facebook b.s. and NO way to contact f.b., not even an email.

    Reply

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