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Old 09-10-17, 12:22
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After a separation 5 years ago I closed my Facebook account. A couple of years ago I opened a new one with a new gmail address. New girlfriend, her family, new friends etc.

Today I logged into the old Gmail account, the one associated with the old Facebook account, and found notifications from Facebook about my current girlfriend.

I find this mind-boggling. How does her Facebook account know my old email address?

There are all kinds of implications. Some couples share email addresses (but not me). What if my ex checked that old email? She'd see all kinds of things relating to my 'new life'. That's why I closed my old Facebook account and start fresh.

I feel like two worlds have collided. I'm sure the two Gmail addresses are totally separate, no connection between them, so it must be Facebook.
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Old 10-10-17, 09:17
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Nothing that you put online stays secret!
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Old 10-10-17, 09:46
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Change the password on the old gmail account.
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Old 10-10-17, 14:42
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Change the password on the old gmail account.
That's the first thing I did!
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Have you also blocked her on FB?

If you can, reopen that old FB account too and (1) block her and (2) change settings to no notifications to be sent to an email address. And then deactivate the old FB account again.
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Old 11-10-17, 01:56
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The issue is that my current partners Facebook account has sent messages to an old Gmail account that it should not even know exists.

Confused.
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Old 12-11-17, 10:45
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In the email the is a subscribe link. I've clicked this twice and unsubscribed yet today I get another email.

How does my girlfriends Facebook know my old email address?

I've looked at all my facebook settings and there is no mention of my old Gmail address.

The only thing I can think of is that the two Gmail addresses are somehow linked?
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Old 12-11-17, 12:59
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I'm a little confused about your explanations as to what's been hoping but I know how hard it is to express online.

I'm beginning to wonder if your ex has changed her FB log in details as your old gmail account.

Has your new partner blocked your ex as well?
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Old 12-11-17, 14:36
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I'm getting myself confused

I had an old Facebook account and an old Gmail account. Nobody had access to these accounts but me, no one knew the passwords.

I closed the Facebook account and later (maybe a year later) opened a new Facebook account with a new Gmail account.

There is no connection between Facebook accounts, I even have a different home address and phone number.
EDIT: I even use a different name!

There is no connection between email addresses, I don't use one account to collect emails from the other, I always log out.

There is no connection between ex and new GF, they aren't friends on Facebook (or RL!).

I didn't use the old Gmail account for a while, and still don't use it, just log in now and again to check.

With my new Facebook account I am friends with my Girlfriend. Her Facebook account has been sending updates to my OLD Gmail address.

I really can't see how this can happen, I'm baffled.
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Old 12-11-17, 15:28
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That's puzzled me too. Must admit I get no email notifications as I stopped them years ago via Settings. Has new gf checked her settings to stop them and also to see if she can see your old gmail account.
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