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Facebook discontinues its email service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Feb 2014 22:11 User comments (1)

Facebook discontinues its email service Facebook has announced it will be discontinuing its email service, @facebook.com, and that all emails will be forwarded to your primary email on file.
If you do not have a primary email on file, you will no longer receive @facebook emails, and you can also turn off forwarding if you don't want the messages passed on.

Why the retirement? "Most people have not been using their @facebook.com email address," says the company.

Facebook launched the service in 2010, but it lacked basic features like subject lines, CC/BCCs and never caught on with the community.

In 2012, the company was criticized for making only the @facebook email visible, making many believe the social media giant was playing favorites with their own service.

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1 user comment

11.3.2014 0:59

I'm so glad I've never used it, or else I'd be up to my neck in emails from all over the place.

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