I can't confirm my Facebook email address

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I can't confirm my Facebook email address
Facebook e-mails are often marked as spam. (David Sacks/Lifesize/Getty Images)

In an effort to cut down on fake accounts, Facebook requires a valid e-mail address for all users. You receive a confirmation e-mail with a link you must click to confirm that your e-mail address works and that you are who you say you are. This is an important first step before you can start using Facebook fully. A few common problems lead to trouble confirming e-mail addresses through Facebook.

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Spelling

The most common reason you haven't received a confirmation e-mail is that you misspelled your e-mail address when you entered it. One misplaced letter or period and your e-mail will be lost forever. Go to Facebook and double-check the email you entered. Type the correct one if you find an error.

Resend

Go to Facebook and try to log in. When you encounter the message requesting that you confirm your e-mail, click "Resend" and Facebook will resend the confirmation e-mail. Do this just once, and then return to your e-mail account to check for the email. During busy times of day, it may take longer for the confirmation e-mail to go through.

Spam

Check your spam and trash folders for the email. Facebook's e-mails are marked as spam by many e-mail servers. If you find it there, mark it as not spam so future important e-mails are delivered directly to your inbox.

Continued Problems

For further problems with confirming your e-mail, Facebook provides a form for filling out your problem. Fill in the problem you're having, and the exact name and birthday that you entered when first trying to sign up for Facebook. This personal information is necessary for Facebook to confirm your identity.

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