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Facebook retires its troubled @facebook.com email service

     
2:43 am on Feb 25, 2014 (gmt 0)

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http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/24/5443454/facebook-retires-its-email-service [theverge.com]

Facebook retires its troubled @facebook.com email service

Facebook is retiring its email service and has begun notifying users that all email sent to their @facebook.com address will soon be forwarded to their primary email address on file. Facebook users can turn off the forwarding feature, which is on by default. Users without a primary email address on Facebook won't receive forwarded messages, but it's pretty unlikely that they're missing anything. "Most people have not been using their @facebook.com email address," said a Facebook spokesperson, who confirmed that the update effectively retires the social network's email service.
9:44 am on Feb 26, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I'd forgotten all about that service.
I guess it was superfluous to most FB users and never got any traction.
1:55 am on Feb 27, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I remember spending a bunch of time trying to figure out how to turn that address off in my profile. That's about it.

Was there ever a real e-mail interface for those addresses?