I don't want to be notified about every friend's birthday on Facebook. There are only several birthdays that I want to be notified of. Is there any way to filter these messages somehow (e.g. by adding the friends to a list) and have it only remind me of these birthdays (via email)?
If you use Yahoo mail there is a way of doing this. In Yahoo Contacts you can import your Face Book Contacts. Once they are imported you will will have to go to each individual that you would like your birthday updates from and choose to "Get Updates" They will get a request to allow you to get the updates. once this is done you will get the updaes from a group of friends into your yahoo mailbox. If you don't use yahoo then you can set up a forwarding rule to forward the updates to your Email Address.