How To Stop Facebook Emails

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How To Stop Facebook Emails

Facebook is one of the worst spammers known to man. They send a ton of emails for every single activity that’s related to your profile on the social network. Every two to three days, you’ll get an email telling you how many new notifications you have, which is insane.

Add to that all the friend requests and birthday notifications emails, and it becomes obvious why people choose to make a new email account and use the one that’s connected to Facebook as a “spam” address, which they never actually check.

That said, you don’t have to forgo your email account because you’re overwhelmed with the amount of spam. There is a way to customize the type of emails you’d like to receive, as well as to stop Facebook emails altogether.

How To Stop Facebook Emails on Your PC or Laptop Manually

While Facebook can be an unbearable spammer, the network does give you a myriad of options to help configure what types of email notifications you’d like to receive.

If you want to stop receiving Facebook emails, log into your account, and navigate to Settings, then Notifications. The default setting for email notifications is On. This means you’ll receive an email for literally every type of activity on the platform that’s either directly or indirectly related to your account.

There’s an option to choose to receive emails only about your account’s security and privacy. Unfortunately, there is no way to stop all Facebook emails manually. At the very least, they’ll send you security notifications via email, which are the ones you’d want to open anyway.

Facebook Email Frequency Settings


Receive all email notifications, except the ones you turn off


Receive email notifications about stuff Facebook think you might be interested in, except for the ones you turn off
Only about your account

Only receive email notifications regarding your account’s privacy and security

Stop Facebook Emails on Your Mobile Phone

The process of configuring Facebook email notifications on your phone is exactly the same. You can configure both email and phone push notifications from the Facebook app. With email notifications, you need to do what we explained in the section above—either uncheck the stuff you don’t want to get notified about via email or select the Only about your account option.

As far as push notifications on your phone go, to prevent them from popping up on your screen every two minutes, you should:

  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. Choose Advanced notification settings
  3. Uncheck Ongoing notifications

If you decide to stop receiving emails sent by Facebook, you'll find the steps quite straightforward and easy. Facebook gives you clear instructions on what you want to get notified about. You can also choose where you'd prefer to get your notification—on your browser, email, or via SMS.

How To Stop Facebook Emails With DoNotPay

If you don’t want to go through the trouble of configuring your Facebook account manually, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s a much easier and faster way to stop Facebook emails and declutter your inbox.

DoNotPay makes the process of stopping Facebook emails much simpler. To free yourself from Facebook spam in seconds, all you have to do is follow these steps:

  • Log in to your account on the
  • Opt for Spam Collector
  • Enter your email address to connect with DoNotPay
  • Forward your next Facebook notification to our anti-spam service email,

Congratulations! You will be automatically unsubscribed from receiving Facebook emails.

The process is the same regardless of who the spammer is. Once you set up your DoNotPay account, all you need to do when you receive an unwanted email is forward it to us, and we’ll unsubscribe you from the sender.

With DoNotPay, you can finally regain full control over your inbox and free yourself from spam and unsolicited emails for good—with only a few clicks on your computer or taps on your phone!

With DoNotPay, You Can Get Rid of Physical Junk Mail Too

Physical junk mail tends to be just as irritating as Facebook notifications or spam emails. With our newest feature—DoNotMail—you can get rid of physical junk mail as well. Take a snapshot of the unwanted physical mail you have received and send it to us through the app. We'll handle all the technical details, contact the sender, and make sure they no longer bother you with physical mail you’re not interested in.

To stop receiving physical junk mail, you only need to follow a few steps:

  1. Log on to the DoNotPay page
  2. Choose the DoNotMail option
  3. Select the Enroll Now button
  4. Upload your photos

This feature helps you, but it also helps protect the environment. You'll be proud to know you've reduced significant amounts of paper waste. Simultaneously, you will be additionally protected against mail scam. Your environmentally-friendly behavior may even get you compensation if there is a successful class-action lawsuit or settlement against the sender of scam mail.

How To Know if You Are Entitled to Compensation

A class action can be taken against Facebook if the Facebook spam mail is illegal—in case you never agreed to receive Facebook notifications or if there was no option to unsubscribe.

This is never the case with legitimate Facebook emails. Firstly, you automatically agree to receive emails from the company when you create an account on the platform, regardless of whether or not you actually read the Terms of Agreement. Secondly, all Facebook emails come with an unsubscribe option.

If you receive an email that’s allegedly from the company but doesn’t contain an unsubscribe link, you can be sure that it’s a scam attempt by a cybercriminal. You can report such emails to Facebook itself, but forwarding them to DoNotPay is a much better option.

We will both unsubscribe you from the sender, as well as notify you in case there’s a class-action lawsuit against them, so you can join it and potentially get compensation.

The DoNotPay dashboard will show a flag in its Spam Collector tab as a sign that there is an ongoing lawsuit against the sender. If you join it and the lawsuit results in a judgment in the class members’ favor or a settlement, you can receive up to $500 in compensation!

What Other Services Can DoNotPay Provide?

Apart from stopping emails from Facebook, the DoNotPay app offers a wide range of services. Some will encourage you to fight the bureaucracy in the hectic world we live in today. Others will make you handle your finances better.

Check out DoNotPay in any when you are looking for a way to avoid issues related to modern communication, credit cards, or taking revenge on spam emails.

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