Facebook Switches Off Email Forwarding

You remember that email address @facebook.com that Facebook set up for you in 2010, and then told everyone viewing your Facebook profile to use in 2012 (without asking)?

Well, they are now breaking it:

Hello Gervase,

You received this email because your gerv.markham@facebook.com account is set up to forward messages to [personal email address]. After 1 May 2016, you will no longer be able to receive email sent to gerv.markham@facebook.com.

Please update your email address for any services that currently send email to gerv.markham@facebook.com.

Thank You,
Email Team at Facebook

Good work all round, there, Facebook.

3 thoughts on “Facebook Switches Off Email Forwarding

  1. I wonder how many people actually use it, though. I was vaguely aware that Facebook did offer some sort of email service, but I can’t say I’ve ever seen someone using a @facebook.com email address.

  2. Made me curious so i checked. From about 26’000 users i have in a database (mind most of them between 12 and 30, so exactly the target audience i assume) 8 used a facebook email.

    Actually thats even more than i expected.

  3. To be fair, if that sample is an accurate reflection of overall numbers, this is still going to affect a few hundred thousand people, given the claimed billion or so active Facebook users. I’m a little skeptical of that number figures, but Facebook *is* big…

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