The Hidden, Sexy, Mysterious Other Inbox

Of course you’ve heard of the other woman or man. The words conjure up a mysterious, sexy individual involved in daring, clandestine activites. Yet in actuality, most likely the other woman or man is just an ordinary and somewhat lonely person having an affair with a married person. Perhaps not that mysterious after all.

The mysterious other woman

The other woman is actually probably in reality quite ordinary.


Yet, as fascinating as relationships and affairs and clandestine activities are to Ms. Ducktoes, this post is about another hidden, mysterious, sexy “other” thing, the other Inbox on Facebook.

Yes, mysterious and sort of hidden, but unlike “the other woman” nothing to get too upset about.

If you have a Facebook account you do have an “other Inbox,” and there are messages in there you don’t know about. Messages Facebook assumes are spammy but may be messages of importance to you, at least messages you do indeed want to see.

That’s what some people are upset about. That Facebook has hidden some messages intended for them that they know nothing about, messages the senders assume they have received. Some of the messages have been reportedly quite important.

You can read about it here.


Or watch the video below.

I looked in my hidden inbox and found a message from a handsome stranger, probably half my age, from Manchester, England who thinks I’m looking good in my profile. And how very true, I am looking good in my profile since I weed out photos where I don’t look good. Yet, instead of being Facebook friends with some handsome stranger, I’d rather sit on the sofa with my husband who accepts me as I am, who thinks I look better in my old robe without any makeup than I do in my Facebook profile. I mean when he’s not on his financial news websites, that is. So it’s a message I don’t mind missing.

However, there are other messages about events I might have wanted to attend, writing events, for instance, if I weren’t so busy as an owner of a Calgary computer repair business. Those might be worth getting upset about, at least a little, if in fact I could attend them. Yet, like the “other woman” the “other inbox” is in actuality not so sexy or mysterious, just an ordinary and lonely spam Inbox, lonely because no one ever looks in it.

A handsome stranger

Well, actually, I did try to get some use of the message from the handsome stranger. I thought it might make my husband a look up from his news website and pay attention to me a bit. I said, I got a message from a handsome stranger in Manchester, England. He thinks I’m looking good in my profile.

My husband was engrossed in some podcast on the decline of the stock market. “Huh?” he said.

I repeated myself about the handsome stranger.

“He thinks I’m looking good, too,” my husband said.

My husband has a guy with a really weird beard as his profile photo. He thinks its funny.

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My husband's profile photo

“Oh,” I said.

To find your hidden Inbox go to your wall on Facebook, then, look on the left hand under your name and you’ll see the word “Messages.” Click once on “Messages” and under that you’ll see the word “Other.” That’s your “Other Inbox.” And maybe some handsome stranger thinks you are looking good in your profile too.

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