How To Manage Facebook Email Notifications: Facebook Privacy Tips

November 5, 2009

in Tools & Extras

Facebook sends you a notification email when someone adds you as a  friend, when someone writes on your wall, comments on your post etc. Though its good to stay informed about the latest happenings at your facebook account but sometimes large number of email notifications from facebook really annoys users. So if you are among those users then here is what you can do for it.

Actually facebook allows you to manage facebook email notifications thereby enabling you to recieve the email notification for only those things in which you are interested.
So, How to manage facebook email notifications? Well you are not required to do much for this, just a simple tweak in facebook notification settings will do it for you. Follow these steps to get it done.

Step1: Click on the Settings tab that can be accessed from top right corner of any facebook page, then click on the Notifications tab.
Facebook Email notifications

Step2: On this Notifications page you can change the facebook email notification settings. On this page you can find various actions that involve you.(few of them are shown in the screenshot below).

Facebook notifications

If you want to get an alert for a particular action then make sure the checkbox next to that particular action is checked. On the other hand if you don’t want to get an email alert for a particular action simply uncheck the checkbox next to it. Finally click on the Save changes button at the bottom of the page.

Now after this simple tweak in settings, facebook will send you only those notifications in which you are interested.

By the way here are some other posts about facebook that you may find useful: 1] Adobe’s Desktop Client For Facebook: A Must Try For Active Facebook Users
2] How To Search/Find People, Applications, Groups On Facebook: Facebook Search Tips
3] Block Annoying Facebook Applications & Facebook Quizzes
4] How To Change Selected Facebook Username: Last Chance To Get Desired Facebook Profile URL
5] How To Place Facebook Chat In Firefox Sidebar For Easy Access: Facebook Chat Tips

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Geraldine Yuriko Kunimitsu June 14, 2010 at 6:42 pm

My facebook email has been hack and also my password has been hack !
pls help 🙁


2 Shahab June 14, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Hello Geraldine,

If I am not wrong then what you are saying is that your facebook account is hacked along with your email account linked to your facebook account & this means that you can’t access your email and facebook both.
Anyway, Here is one link that can solve your problem: See this link

Follow the simple steps on the above link according to your situation. I hope it will definitely solve your problem.

Do let me know if you need any other help from my side.


3 bob December 1, 2010 at 11:12 pm

I have unchecked every notification box in FB and my mailbox is still full of anything sent from the games. Does Zynga override the FB settings, and if so how do I get rid of this garbage?


4 Shahab December 5, 2010 at 4:12 am

Hi bob!

I think you should follow this..
Go to Privacy settings and edit your settings for Applications, Games and Websites (Link for this is on the bottom left hand). Then click edit settings button in front of “Applications you use”. Find the game for which you want to edit settings and then remove it. I hope this helps!


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