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Facebook Email privacy and Auto-Labeling

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Insulated

I’ve concocted a simple way to keep my gmail cleaner, more private, and track people who contact me through facebook. So… if you own a domain name with email accounts and you use gmail, check this out.

1. Make an email address facebook@your.com.com (mine happens to be facebook [at] jonbolden.com)

2. Set this email address as your Facebook login. Delete all your other ones (if you want to, of course)

3. Create a filter in Gmail that auto labels all mail from that exact address.

Now you can catch all your Facebook notifications easily and also list your email as a non-primary. That way if things ever get hairy or spammy on facebook, you could always change the email address or remove it completely and not expose your actual Gmail address to spammers.