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If you reply to a message then you give them "friend" access to your profile for one month. Concerning Nigerian scammers then that could lead to identity theft or other website accounts being hacked using your personal information (mother's maiden name, etc.).


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General Rule: Never, ever respond to an unsolicited message (Facebook, e-mail, whatever). The best possible outcome is to confirm that they have contacted a valid address, opening the door for more requests and Spam. That's why you don't choose the "unsubscribe" links when you get Spam. Mark it as Spam, and move on.


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Accepted invitation messages are archived, and can be found in Messages -> Archive if you haven't deleted them.


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Privacy Settings > Ads, Apps and Websites > Edit Settings How people bring your info to apps they use > Edit Settings ✓ If I'm online > Save Changes Facebook.com - Privacy settings


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To download your data, log into Facebook, then click the little arrow in the top right and select "Account Settings". In the bottom left of your "General Account Settings" find the line of text that says "Download a copy of your Facebook data" and click the link.


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This is by design, so it is not possible. There is no mechanism to merge conversations and the only way to split a conversation is to change the subject, even if it's only one character.


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You don't have to use Google's Conversation View if you don't want. Then you can do whatever you want with individual messages. How can I turn off Gmail's threaded conversation view?


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You can try going to http://m.facebook.com/ and click on "Messages". Select a person to view the history, and click on "See Older Messages" once. Notice that &start= part in the URL, that's the number of received and sent messages minus 7. Notice the &page_size=7 part in the URL. Currently, Facebook does not limit this number, you can set that to ...


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Google+ doesn't have the conventional Private Message system like other social networks. Here, the privacy settings is what defines a public status or a private message. A PM is a message that only you and the person you're sending to can see and react to. In that sense, this is what you call a Private Message in Google+ - As you see, this is a private ...


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The only way to lose a message is to delete it. Archiving a message will never delete it. Assuming that a filter isn't used to automatically apply a label, the incoming email will only have the inbox label. As you work with the message you can manually add multiple labels. The Archive command removes the inbox label from the message/conversation. If the ...


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I've looked into solutions to similar problems before, and I think that the problem is that the threads system is so entrenched in the software that it's difficult if not impossible to organize your mails in any other way. A less than optimal way of dealing with it would be to forward the messages of the thread to yourself, and in doing so, change the ...


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Whether you're new to Facebook or not is irrelevant, earlier, all Facebook messages to a person you're not connected & provided the other person has allowed for all to message, were delivered to the 'Other' folder Off late, Facebook allows you to send a message directly to the Inbox, instead of the other folder for a fee. This isn't a ...


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Your message might have ended up in his spam folder: https://www.facebook.com/messages/other/ . This happens sometimes if you aren't Facebook friends.


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This is not possible in Facebook. It's by design.


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I'm not aware of any Facebook apps that provide the functionality you're after. As far as I can tell, you can only reply to status updates via e-mail. That's what the link from JoshMock's answer refers to.


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You need the new Facebook Messaging to accomplish this. I think ( cannot remember ) you can search by name within the old messaging system.


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I know that Facebook wanted to make the email communication platform very casual and not formal. This might be a reason why most people don't want to use it. I think people are forgetting the benefits (like getting a text or IM right away) of the service. You can send emails to people and receive emails from people using your @facebook.com email address. ...


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People already have email accounts. Plus, I think you need an email account before signing up to Facebook. I suspect that once this rolls out properly, and people new to the internet start signing on to facebook before anything else, it'll start to take off. Until then, it's going to be a secondary email account and people are only going to use it for ...


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You can delete the chat history in your inbox by opening the message/chat history and clicking "Actions | Delete Messages". Then at the bottom, click "Delete All". Confirm your choice, and viola, your chat history is no more. Alternatively: https://www.facebook.com/help/new/?faq=12886 And also by that help article, it looks like the option to not save ...


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You can hover your mouse over xx Others in Friend name and xx others and click on See All. It'll show all the people who are added in the conversation.


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I use a tool called SocialSafe that backs up all of (well, pretty much all of) my Facebook content, and that now includes messages. I can search through them all, and also jump see in the little diary part of it all of the different things that I've done on Facebook over the years.


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Use this form to report an issue with blank messages. Report an Issue with Messages


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There's only the limit of having 5,000 friends and the unknown limit of friend requests you can send. The former is there because nobody can have so many active connections (if you're a public person wanting to be in touch with your fan base, you should use a Page not a profile). The latter is there to prevent spam and it's unknown for that reason.


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Private messaging in Google+ is handled the same as all other messages are - it is intentionally very consistent. To send a private message, use the "Share what's new" box to write the message. In the "Add more people" section, remove any other people or circles (including "Public") and start entering the name of the person you want to message. You should ...


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In the case when you are NOT fb friends already, it will depend on the privacy setting of the profile owner. E.g. they can make their profile searchable/non-searchable, and in case of searchable, they can also set if they will allow strangers to message them. My profile is set up in this way, so if people want to be friends and they know me, they can just ...


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Go to 'Account Settings' Click on 'Download a copy of your Facebook data' from bottom of General section Then click 'Start My Archive' -- It may take a little while for gather your photos, wall posts, messages, and other information. (Usually 20 to 60 minutes) Once Archive generated Download it. Extract and open 'index.html' from downloaded folder Now you ...


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Have you taken a look at If This Then That(or IFTTT)? You would need to open an account, and create channels both for your Facebook account and for your email account. When that is set up, you'll want to create a recipe that forwards your facebook messages (THIS) to your email address (THAT). Another service you might want to look at is Zapier, which works ...


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This usually happens when you send too many friend requests to unknown persons. When you send friend request to somebody there is one option in facebook which asks you, whether you know this person? then you will say yes, but the same question is asked to the person to whom you have sent question and if he denies your request or tells its a report ...


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So, I managed to hack together a solution: Facebook (at the time of writing) loads old messages if you scroll all the way to the top, with the newest messages being kept at the bottom. I wrote a Greasemonkey script to force the webpage to constantly jump to the top, making Facebook load approximately 6000 messages in about 5-8 minutes. I then copied and ...



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