It's late.. while I was going through forums here I noticed some posts about people getting legal notices from Facebook. Then I noticed some mentioning something about the CANSPAM act... suddenly, the thought about their recent launch of the facebook email coupled with other knowledge of their history with prosecuting spammers revealed a less than wholesome reason for why facebook endevored to launch the email service... its quite possible they did it to get YOU.. the BHer. Many of you may not know this, but facebook has been quite successful in the past at prosecuting spammers. So successful, they are currently the Guinness Book of World Record holders for it.. they have won cases to the tune of approximately $1.5 BILLION. That's just from memory so forgive me if I'm a little off on the exact figure. Nonetheless it's up there, and nobody else has come close to winning as many or as high amounts as they have. Not to long ago, after winning their latest spam case for around $700+ Million, they were attempting to get the meaning of the CANSPAM act to extend to them by somehow redefining the meaning of the term ISP (again, if I recall correctly.. it's late, so feel free to correct me if you need to.. but doesn't change my point).. As I was reading today, I realized that now that they have become email providers, they have now gotten that protection extended to them. Did you notice how they integrated the email into their services? It's not separate, it is completely and entirely integrated into every aspect of communication. Zucky called it innovation, I call it positioning for even more lawsuit money. With all this in mind, I hate to say it, but if you are considering spamming Facebook, I think you have to think twice about it now. It is not the same when what you are doing has laws that have defined prosecution measures. Before you just lost and account and started up another, now the consequences are potentially not so easy. I bring this up because its a thought I had that might get people thinking about what is really going on. Why facebook made this move now of all times in the wake of their recent legal wins against spammers. Now with the change they have made, their bite went from piranha to bull shark. Am I way off base here? Or can anybody else see what I see unfolding?