I have a friend on FB who sends out FB mail for way too much stuff. Without removing her as a friend, is there any way to control the mail I get from this person? Unfortunately they are NOT using event invites.

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I would setup a rule in my email program to handle this.


Do you want to stop receiving messages from this person altogether? You could put them on a list and block that list from sending messages.

I'm pretty sure that you can do this, but I don't have a facebook anymore so I can't check.

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    Yes, you can make lists and block the lists from having access to posting / sending you things, while still allowing them to be friends and see your info. May 25, 2011 at 21:32

You are going to want to sign up for the new Facebook Messages or wait for it to roll out.

The new platform allows for filtering so that only messages from friends important to you take priority. Everything else is sent to a folder called "other" (or you can manually move it across using the Actions menu which has a "Move to Other" option).

You can even remove yourself from large party/group conversations.


From facebook

How do I stop receiving emails each time someone sends a new message?

To stop receiving email notifications about new messages, go to the Notifications tab of your Account Settings page.

To stop receiving email notifications about new messages from your group conversations, simply leave that conversation.

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    While this might help it doesn't solve the problem as it doesn't stop the actual message from being received.
    – ChrisF
    Feb 13, 2011 at 15:29

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