How to stop a birthday reminder email on Facebook

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How to stop a birthday reminder email on Facebook
Facebook can send certain notifications via text message. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Facebook notifications keep you informed when someone initiates communication with you on the site. The notifications are delivered primarily via e-mail, and sometimes text message, unless you disable the service. Facebook also sends an e-mail each week informing you of the upcoming birthdays of your friends. If the e-mails become more pesky than they are helpful, simply disable the notifications regarding birthdays. Stopping e-mails about birthdays will not stop other notifications.

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  1. 1

    Click on the "Account" link in the top, right corner of any Facebook page.

  2. 2

    Click on "Account Settings" in the drop-down menu.

  3. 3

    Select the "Notifications" tab.

  4. 4

    Uncheck the box next to "Has a birthday coming up" in the "Facebook" section of the page.

  5. 5

    Scroll to the very bottom of the page and click "Save Changes."

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