How to adjust the frequency of Facebook alert e-mails

Did you receive an e-mail from Facebook telling you to start expecting less e-mail from Facebook? If you prefer to keep your e-mail alerts just the way they are, follow this guide to turn the new feature off.

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There it is, an e-mail from Facebook telling you to expect less e-mail from Facebook. Seems counterproductive, doesn't it? Either way, Facebook has started rolling out a new feature that limits the e-mail frequency of alerts to a summary of popular stories.

We know the pain of excessive e-mail alerts all too well, which makes this a welcome change, so long as the e-mailed summaries are few and far between. But, for some users, the old e-mail alert system is what works best and what they are used to--and what they ultimately prefer. With that in mind, we are going to show you how to turn off the new e-mail frequency feature.

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1. Login to your Facebook account, and navigate to your Account Settings, located under the Account drop-down.

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2. Under the General heading, click on Notifications.

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3. Uncheck the box located under the "Email Frequency" section. Once the box is unchecked, you will resume receiving individual e-mails based on your notification settings.

If you change your mind down the road and don't to receive the individual alerts anymore, navigate back to the same Notifications section and check the box.

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While still in the Notifications Settings page, and with the e-mail frequency feature turned off, you will have the ability to edit notifications actions. To do so, while viewing the list of the different categories, click on Edit to select which items you would like an e-mail alert for.

Keep in mind, if you opted to leave the e-mail frequency feature enabled, you will not be able to edit this section of your notification settings.

 

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