I'm trying to figure out how my <myusername>@facebook.com address works with regard to sending messages back and forth to non-Facebook email addresses (in the messages area). The ultimate goal is to be able to send users of my Facebook page-tab private messages (something that Facebook has apparently purposefully made difficult).

I don't want to resort to sending them a non-Facebook account email.

I can successfully send a message out to an email address from <myusername>@facebook.com, but any replies or direct messages from an outside email address end up in spam.

The only info I can find on Facebook about the @facebook.com email addresses:

Nowhere can I find any info about how their spam filter works. I do, however, see lots of people referring to the "other" tab as the spam. In fact, it’s my impression that almost no one has any idea that the spam folder exists (it’s hidden under "more").

Is there a way to send messages to my users @facebook.com address and have it NOT show up in spam (which, as far as I can tell, all but guarantees they will never see it)?

  • Hi, any luck with that? I facing the same problem.
    – Asaf
    Commented Jan 19, 2014 at 15:51
  • @Asaf unfortunately no. As far as I can tell, its not possible to prevent these messages from going into spam - which apparently is how Facebook intends it to work. Commented Jan 20, 2014 at 15:29

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You will only get messages if they are sent by people in your friends list. Messages sent by others will go to your spam box. Otherwise, you would be getting thousands of spammy messages by people who could get your username easily.

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