How to Stop Facebook From Sending Emails to Your Email Address

By Adrian Grahams

If your email inbox is already bulging with unread mail then you might not welcome regular emails from Facebook. The social networking site automatically sends email notifications of various activities on your Facebook account to your registered email address. Third-party Facebook applications and games might also send email notifications. You can stop Facebook from sending email notifications by changing the options in your account settings.

Step 1

Launch your Web browser, navigate to Facebook and log in to your Facebook account.

Step 2

Click the "Account" link in the top menu on your Facebook profile page or home page.

Step 3

Select "Account Settings" from the drop-down menu.

Step 4

Click the "Notifications" tab on the Account Settings page menu.

Step 5

Read through the list of Facebook features and applications in the "Email" column. Each ticked item can currently send you email notifications.

Step 6

Click the check-box beside each Facebook item and third-party game or application to deselect it. This stops the Facebook feature or application from sending you emails.

Step 7

Click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page.

Tips & Warnings

  • Third-party applications appear in the "Other Apps" section at the bottom of the "Notifications" page. However, you can also stop these from sending emails by blocking the application. Do this by navigating to the application's about page and clicking the "Block Application" option in the top right of the page.