The settings and tools are not meant for lazy people.
Um, that's not necessarily so for first timers who do not know where to look for such settings, tools and filters. It was my first and only time on Facebook, but before I could go back to tweak things my inbox was filling up faster than I could empty it.... over 700 emails in just hours... and more of the same the next day.
I don't get any emails from Facebook either, never have.
Most people don't, but according to some people I've spoken with since then, they also got bombarded within hours of joining with hundreds of emails asking if they knew this or that person.... and then there was the Facebook generated spam advertising various things as well. It seems, then, that some folk are singled out for the spam and others aren't.
In any event, Zuckerberg is an egotistical bully whose greed knows no bounds, and if he does not want to play by our rules then he can piss off and DCB [don't come back]