I'm trying to create a filter on my Facebook email so that notifications are labeled as one category, while other account-related messages are labeled something else. The problem is that they both come from facebookmail.com.

Is there a list of common phrases that occur in the subject so I can create a rule to filter these messages out? Any other ways to filter out these messages?

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Here are some account-related subjects (and the from address):

  • Facebook Contact Email Change Notification (notification+*@facebookmail.com)
  • Facebook Contact Email Confirmation (notification+*@facebookmail.com)
  • Please reset your email notification settings (root+*@facebookmail.com)

Using subject:

from:(facebookmail.com) subject:(-"suggested you" -"sent you a message" -"invited you to" -"confirmed you as a friend" -"wants to be friends" -"commented on" -"added you as" -"replied to a thread" -"wrote on your wall" -"shared a link" -"tagged" -"listed you as" -"made a comment about" -"poked you on" -"replied to your post" -"sent you a gift" -"added a friend" -"posted on your wall")

Using from:

from:(facebookmail.com) -from:(notification OR eventmaster OR groupmaster OR confirm OR notes OR wallmaster OR video OR photos OR giftmaster)

Notice, however, that this will also match the two account-related notification emails from above.


I would look for the following: change, you, notification, about, and request. This should eliminate 95% of all notifications based on my experience

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