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Simple tips on using Facebook email

Did you know that you can use Facebook as email? Yes, it’s really simple, but often times when I want to register account on some website that I don’t particularly like I am gonna use this email address, because Facebook mail has a perfect way of resolving your issues of spam. Anything that isn’t a message from your friend, ends up in outer mailbox, which can sustain infinite emails, but is never intrusive on notifying that there is something present over there.

This makes it a perfect solution as a junk box. You might wanna try something out, register somewhere temporarily, or simply get an ebook, while not getting all the updates from spammy people for the years to come. This is the perfect solution for that. All you have to do is to claim your vanity url. Vanity url is a link to your personal profile. My vanity URL looks this way: http://facebook.com/bojan011

If you want to create it, you need to check this link. If you haven’t chosen the nickname, it will prompt you to do so. Once you choose, your newly created email will look something like this: your-chosen-url@facebook.com

Now, if you try receiving an email at that address, you will most likely not receive anything. Yep, you won’t even notice it. You actually have to go to your inbox, and than furthermore click “other”. It’s located here ->

If you simply want to send an email from your Facebook, you can do so easily. Instead of typing the name of your friend and waiting for it to auto populate, you simply type in the email address to where you want to send your email. I am quite sure that this will be quite useful to people who don’t like using email at all, and rely all their communication to Facebook.

Now every time someone asks you for email, you can just hand them out your Facebook email. Especially if they want to send you some promotional material or advertising. They can send it to “Other” inbox, where you will not check out regularly. Except if you want to check out what’s being promoted 🙂

Clean up your main email, with Facebook.

Brian Djordjevic
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Brian Dordevic

Bojan is Marketing Strategic Planner with a passion for all things digital. Feel free to follow him on Twitter or schedule a consultation call with him.

6 responses to “Simple tips on using Facebook email

  1. Never actually knew about Facebook email. I can now forget about those spam guys who fill up my inbox. I will try it out and see. Having only my friends send me email will not be such a bad idea. I will get back on the site and share my experience with the service. Can’t wait to see all those spams thrown into my junk box!

  2. It’s a two-sided coin. The issue with this approach is when someone is legitimately trying to contact you. Someone you met at a gathering. Or maybe someone you travelled with. Maybe a common friend that didn’t want to spook you by randomly friending you. I have both felt victim to and have missed messages from others due to this “other” box.

    Case in point – before going to the World Domination Summit last year, I saw on the map that there was one person going from my city as well as from a city I used to live at. I found both of them on Facebook and send them messages never to hear back from them. By chance (providence, whatever), I actually ran into them at the conference (among other 1000 people). We have connected since, but missed out on this connection before hand.

    I have also missed messages from travel companions and other people I met while traveling because they went to this “other” box and I did not see them for half a year or so.

    Having your “Other” box filled up with spam will only make this issue worse…

    1. Hence I never use Facebook anymore for communication. And get on board with email instead. I am slowly but surely ditching Facebook, not by choice, but by mere non-usage of the network. Thanks for your thoughts, they have greatly contributed to the article.

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