By default, Facebook will push notifications to your e-mail informing you that you were sent a message, a friend request, or tagged in a photo (among other items) on the service. Some users who don't leave Facebook open all day find this useful; others find the notifications annoying and distracting.\n\n \n Luckily, you can modify your Facebook account settings to get as many or few notifications sent to your e-mail as you want. We walk you through how to perfect your settings here. \n\nGo to the Account Settings\n\n \n\nLog into Facebook like you normally would. Scroll your mouse to the right side of the screen over "Settings." A drop down appears, and click on "Account Settings." \n\n\nGetting to (and setting) notifications\n\n \nOnce you're on the account settings main menu, you see five tabs. Click on on the third one, aptly named "notifications."\n\n \n\nYou see that many of the Facebook notifications are switched "on" already. Obviously, it's in Facebook's best interest from a business perspective to broadcast you as many messages as possible that will engage you with the service. \n\nOur tips for notifications\n\n\nIn order to decide how many of the notifications to turn on, you should assess how much time you spend with the service all day. If you leave Facebook minimized in your Web-browser for a good portion of the day \u2014 or you frequently log-in for a few minutes every few hours \u2014 you should turn off most of the notifications. Your e-mail is already clogged enough as is with "occupational spam" (work e-mails that aren't relevant to you) and promotions and advertisements.\n\n \n\nBut if you're a lighter Facebook user who is looking to stay engaged with the service (but not inside the application all day), then you should turn on some critical e-mail notifications.\n\n We think the most important one is under the "photos" section. Facebook's new privacy settings have allowed users to set access to their profiles (and the information in them) with great specificity, but there is nothing you can do to prevent someone from taking a picture of you, tagging you in it, and posting it on their page. Getting an e-mail to notify you of this as soon as possible is a good idea. \n\n This is important factor in managing your identity on Facebook as your "friend" list begins to include both work contacts and personal ones as well. \n\n \n\nAfter you've set the notifications to your liking, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and "save changes."