• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Fix Your Facebook Email

    June 9th, 2013
    email, facebook, publicy  [html]
    About a year ago Facebook changed how email addresses show up. The default now is your.facebook.username@facebook.com:
    This wouldn't be so bad if email people sent to you@facebook.com actually reached you, but their spam filter is very aggressive. So aggressive that, unless the person sending the email is already your 'friend' and sends it from an address registered with Facebook, the message will go into your 'other' folder and you won't even get a notification. Until I realized it did this I thought people who I wrote to were being kind of strange in not replying.

    Update 2013-06-10: Daniel points out in the comments that he hasn't had a message go into "Other" in a long time, and checking now I haven't either. Facebook may have fixed their filtering. It would be helpful if you sent a message to jefftk@facebook.com and then wrote jeff@jefftk.com to ask if I received it.

    When I want to send friends emails I look up their address on facebook, and it's surprising the fraction of time I see @facebook.com email addresses. If you want to get email from people you should check your info and make sure the visibility settings on your real email address are as you want them.

    Comment via: google plus, facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    100 years of whatever this will be

    What if all these weird tech trends actually add up to something? Last time, we explored why various bits of trendy technology are, in my opinion, simply never going to be able to achieve their goals. But we ended on a hopeful(?) note: maybe that doesn…

    via apenwarr December 2, 2021

    Major errors on this blog (and their corrections)

    Here's a list of errors on this blog that I think were fairly serious. While what I think of as serious is, of course, subjective, I don't think there's any reasonable way to avoid that because, e.g., I make a huge number of typos, so many tha…

    via Posts on November 22, 2021

    Experiences in raising children in shared housing

    Sometimes I see posts about people’s hope to raise children in a group housing situation, and it often seems overly optimistic to me. In particular they seem to expect that there will be more shared childcare than I think should be expected. Today I talke…

    via The whole sky October 18, 2021

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact