I kinda liked the idea to read email on my Wii, so I set up a procmail rule to forward all incoming mail from my account to the Wii. Worked beautifully for two days, although there are limitations with image attachments. Last night the slot light pulsated and got me excited about new email. I turned on the Wii, saw the black screen where you have to press A, then the channel screen came up, and the console completely freezes within a second. No music, no animations, the cursor is stuck. I turned it on and of a hundred times: it always freezes when it is about to update the message count on the lower right. Bummer!!! There is no way to hard reset the Wii and erase the flash. I called Nintendo today, the guy on the phone was stunned as he never heard this before. I mailed them the Wii today and hope they'll replace it within 7 business days. I hope I get it back before Christmas. What do we learn from this story: the Wii OS is buggy as of now, don't push the email feature to the limit as it may brick the machine. I for myself will never forward another single email to my next Wii!! Now gaming consoles behave like personal computers, except for the fact that you cannot fix broken software yourself!