How do I email to someone on Facebook?

curiouswebster
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Do they need to establish a distinct email?  Or can I email to:

firstName.lastName@facebook.com

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Commented:
Only if you've/they've done this:
http://www.facebook.com/EmailSignup
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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What does this mean? The App asks to manage pages??

This question comes up...


Manage your pages
Email Signup may login as one of your Pages.
       
                                                                        Allow  |  Skip
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I chose Skip, thinking I could change it later.

Then it came up with a blank page saying "Please select the page you wish to manage".  There was nothing there except for sidebar to the right of people I know.

I don't get it...
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On the top of the facebook page click the arrow to the right of the home button and select "Account Settings"

On the left bar choose Apps and see if the Email Signup is listed there, if you remove it you should be able to go back to the original Email Signup page and select allow
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Same result:

this page:

https://apps.facebook.com/email_signup/pages/

shows:
"Please select the page you wish to manage"

and a blank screen.
Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
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If you are trying to email someone else on Facebook, they have to have signed up for a Facebook email account.  I don't think most people do that.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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I am trying to get my own account set up, but it's hanging.  Is there something I'm missing?
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Maybe this is what you really are looking for... have to sign up for "messages"... I'll see if I can find the actual link, but here's the info:

How does email work with messages?
Emails sent to your @facebook.com email address are integrated with your messages, chats, and texts, so you have everything in one place. Your Facebook messages are also compatible with traditional email systems (ex: Hotmail, Yahoo! or Gmail). This means:
When people send you emails from other places, they’re delivered directly to your Facebook Messages.
When you send an email to friends on traditional email systems, your email will come from your username@facebook.com and look like Facebook messages (including your name, profile picture and message).
Only emails from people that fall within the message privacy setting you choose will be delivered to your Facebook Messages. For example, if you select the Friends setting, you will not receive messages from email addresses that we can't confirm as belonging to one of your friends. Instead, those senders will receive automatic bounce-back replies.

If an email appears to be from someone you know but we're unable to confirm the sender's address, you will still receive the message, but it will include a warning.
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OK... looks like messages sent to facebookusername@facebook.com will go to facebook messages for that person....
Sorry I started out with the wrong info on that app....  hope this is what you were looking for.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Thanks, I did set the privacy to me only, and when I sent the email to me: newbie.web@facebook.com it bounced back.  Now I realize Facebook doesn't know my email address. Duh!  Just the Facebook email.

Now I can not get back to that setting anymore.

Any ideas?
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Thanks.

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