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    So it's not email, it's a revamped messaging system:

    BBC News - Facebook revamps messaging system

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Zuckerberg
    While those using it can attach their Facebook name to an @facebook.com e-mail address this was not compulsory,
    but the settings will probably lead you into it anyway. (Cynical? Me?! )

    The view of the Daily Mail: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg claims 'email is dead' at new messaging service launch | Mail Online
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    Call me a TFH* but I find myself wishing to distance myself further and further away from this great big grid that we are all wired into.







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    I am sure its not targetting Education, or have any features that education needs, and I imagine would have to be a totally descrete site for you guys to even consider it ?

    We (Lightspeed Systems) have launched a hosted student email system (I wont post any details incase its against the rules), and I would be interested to know what those in education feel is the most important features of a student based email system (Archiving, profanity checking, reporting, interface, single sign on etc).......maybe should be a new thread, but that might be breaking some rules also

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Would you trust facebook to run your email?

    Simple answer... no, I wonder though just how many people, fully aware of FB's history when it comes to privacy, will switch for convenience?
    Loads of people will switch to using Facebook email for convenience. My other half is already thinking it sounds like a great idea because she's always on facebook. I don't like the sound of it at all. As others have said, they can't be trusted with the accounts they've got, let alone people's emails. I don't use Facebook at all, but if I did I'd certainly not use it for email.

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    I keep FB and my professional contacts/networks seperate, i ONLY use FB for social stuff. Mostly because there are a few drunk photos of me there!

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    I suppose it depends on who the user is. Aside from all the security worries. For example, my partner would love it. She uses facebook quite alot and also has a gmail account. She's find it really useful to have email under facebook. She's also not be worried about the @facebook.com email address as she only uses her email to keep in contact with family members over seas and to receive offers from Next, tesco etc..

    On the other hand, anyone who wants to use their email for professional reasons or even if it's just related to professional reasons such as job interviews, message boards etc.. wouldn't really want an Email address @facebook.com, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fedora_explorer View Post
    Loads of people will switch to using Facebook email for convenience. My other half is already thinking it sounds like a great idea because she's always on facebook. I don't like the sound of it at all. As others have said, they can't be trusted with the accounts they've got, let alone people's emails. I don't use Facebook at all, but if I did I'd certainly not use it for email.
    How convenient is an email address that you can't access at work, etc because of filtering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    How convenient is an email address that you can't access at work, etc because of filtering?
    But isn't the argument there 'why are you wanting personal email at work'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    But isn't the argument there 'why are you wanting personal email at work'?
    Don't know about you, but I manage my life through gmail - all my email addresses, both for home and school, co-ordinated in one place and google calendars for work and home use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Don't know about you, but I manage my life through gmail - all my email addresses, both for home and school, co-ordinated in one place and google calendars for work and home use.
    Same here

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    How convenient is an email address that you can't access at work, etc because of filtering?
    That could be said about alot of email providers though. Our filters block Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail... I'm not saying it's an ideal system and I'm not saying it's not going to be without it's flaws. But for alot of people it will be a convenient tool.

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    No way, it'll be blocked too.

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