How to Archive or Get Rid of a Facebook Private Message Now that Facebook Removed the Option in Messenger

While ‘archive’ had always been an option previously, now the only options for dealing with a received message in the Facebook Messenger app are ‘Mark as Unread’, ‘Ignore Messages’, blocking the sender, or deleting the message. Ignoring the message is the closest message option to archiving it, however that moves the message to “Message Requests”, which is not at all what you want to do.

Where Messages are Archived and Stored on a Mac and How to Search All of Your iMessage Messages or iChat Messages

Let’s say you want to search all of the text messages that you have received on your Mac via Messages (formerly iChat), sent using Apple’s iMessage system, because you know someone sent you some information via chat messages, but you can’t remember who, or you can remember who but it was so long ago that scrolling back on your iPhone or in your Mac’s Messages chat window would take forever. Here are two methods to search all of your archived Mac messages at once.

Get Notified by Text Message of Amazon Deliveries, Shipments and More!

Here’s a nifty, little known service offered by Amazon: text message (i.e. SMS) notifications of when an Amazon order is delivered to your door, as well as when an order has been shipped, when a refund has been posted to your account, etc.. In this day and age of so-called ‘porch pirates’ (people who follow the UPS truck and steal your packages as soon as they are delivered) this is proving to be a very useful service!

How to Unsubscribe from a Message Thread on Facebook

Don’t you just hate it when you get included in a mass Facebook email message from someone on Facebook, and then lots of other people start replying, and you get all of those replies? When you find yourself swimming in Facebook message replies to a Facebook message thread that you never even requested, do you find yourself wondering how to unsubscribe to the message thread – how to stop Facebook messages – how to stop receiving all those replies? How to leave the conversation? Well, here’s how.

Vacation Messages a Great Way for Scammers to Steal Your Identity

Automated vacation messages are often frowned upon for several reasons, including that they can be a spam vector, that if set improperly (such as being triggered with every single email from every single person) they can actually views as spam, and that they can actually cause legitimate email from you to end up in the spam folder. But as if that’s not enough of a reason to not use an automated vacation message, they can also be used with a bit of social engineering to steal your identity. Here’s how that can happen.

LinkedIn Sending Promotional Messages to Your Inbox – Here’s How to Opt Out in 2016

LinkedIn has ramped up their promotional message program – also known as sponsored messages (or as some call it, LinkedIn spam). Promotional messages, explains LinkedIn, are “from a marketing or hiring partner and was sent to you based on your browsing activity or non-personal information such as job title, primary industry, or region.” Here’s how to make it stop.

If You’re Not Checking Your Facebook Filtered Folder You’re Missing Messages

Did you know that you have a second Facebook Messenger message folder that you may not even be aware of! This other folder is the ‘Filtered’ folder, and it’s where Facebook puts messages that it thinks are spam. The problem is, lots of messages that aren’t spam end up in that spam folder too, and you get no notification of these messages! This is true whether you are using the Facebook Messenger app, or reading Facebook message through the Facebook website – but you can only find the Filtered folder when on the website (not through Messenger). Bonus info: How to delete all Facebook message at once (or at least get rid of them more easily).

How Come Email Messages I Delete Aren’t in the Trash in Mac Mail?

If you use Apple’s Mac mail app, occasionally you may find that your deleted email is not going to the trash folder (i.e. don’t go in the ‘trash mailbox’ as Apple calls it). Or you do an email-wide search, and while your trash is included in your search, it’s not turning up that email that you know you just deleted. Here’s one reason that deleted mail messages may not be in your trash folder in Mac mail.