How to Find Friends on PSN Using Emails

Sony's PlayStation 3 gaming system allows people to send emails to one another directly from their consoles.
This is a feature of the PlayStation Network service installed on the same device. If you want to find your friends on the PlayStation Network and you want to use an email to do it, all you have to do is send an appropriate message to the appropriate person.

Step 1

Select the "Friends" option on your PlayStation 3.

Step 2

Open the "Message Box" option.

Step 3

Select "Create Message."

Step 4

Choose the option labeled "TO:" to pick a recipient for your message. You can choose from any PlayStation Network user ID that you have ever met in an online match. Select their name by pressing "X." The user ID is the screen name the player uses during games on the PlayStation Network. This is not their actual personal email address, but the user ID associated with their PlayStation Network account. This is the address they use to receive emails via the PlayStation Network, not via a computer.

Step 5

Type your message into the main message window using the controller and select "Send." When the person responds to your message, select "Add as a Friend." This will add their PlayStation Network ID to your "Friends" list via their PlayStation Network email account.

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Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.