Facebook Shuts Down All Facebook Hosted Email and Email Forwarding

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Back in 2014 Facebook announced that it was discontinuing the Facebook email service (where people could email you at [email protected]). That’s because it wasn’t very popular. But just in case you were one of the handful of people who used your @facebook.com email address, they kept a forwarding service on so that your Facebook email address would still forward to your address of record at Facebook.

However, now Facebook has finally completely shut down the email service, including email forwarding. So, in case one of the three people who was still using Facebook’s email service is reading this: Your Facebook email forwarding has just ended.

R.I.P. Facebook Email Forwarding

facebook email forwarding

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What this means: It means that if someone sends email to [email protected], you will not receive it at your primary (non-Facebook) email address. (Or anywhere.)

What this DOESN’T mean: It does not mean that you will no longer receive notification emails or other email from Facebook. It only means that people can’t write to you at your [email protected] address any longer.

In an announcement to all remaining @Facebook email addresses, Facebook advised:

Hello,

You received this email because your [email protected] account is set up to forward messages to your email address of record at Facebook. After May 1, 2016, you will no longer be able to receive email sent to [email protected]

Please update your email address for any services that currently send email to [email protected]

Thank You,
Email Team at Facebook

This is Gone
facebook email address

 

So you are going to want to check on your email settings in Facebook, and update them as may need be. To do this, go to your ‘About’ section:

facebook About settings

 

On the right-hand side, hover just below your contact information, and a link will appear that says “Edit your contact and basic info”:

edit facebook email address

 

Click on that link, and then click on ‘Edit’.

edit update facebook email addresses

 

Here you can add or remove email addresses, set whether they appear in your profile and timeline or not, and also set the privacy restrictions as to who can see your email address (only you, friends, or everyone in the universe, etc.).

facebook email address settings

 

facebook email privacy settings

 

While you are there, you can probably delete that old Facebook email address, or not, it’s up to you.

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