From another site, extract:

Who would do such a thing? The same sort of people who have perpetuated some of the top urban legends such as the claim that Mr. Rogers had a former secret career as a trained assassin, and that ATM users can quickly contact police in the event of an attempted robbery by entering their PIN in reverse. The cyberspace is full of lies disguised as inspiration, political alerts, health warnings, and prayers. Many come complete with enhanced photographs. The ones that are especially ironic are those that state, “Even Snopes has confirmed this,” along with a link to Snopes that attributes it as false. People who forward such emails, obviously do not check the link themselves. (source: To Forward or Not to Forward? By Patti Maguire Armstrong catholicmom.com)



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Forwarded Emails

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chain emails - send it now to every one you love....

Some standard statements:
  • If you need God to open some doors for you...send this on.
  • This is without a doubt one of the nicest good luck forwards I have received. Hope it works for you - - and me!
  • Do not keep this message.

    "Chain e-mails are those that, in the body or subject of the message, asks the recipient to forward the e-mail on to multiple people. Many chain letter e-mails are hoaxes and are often considered to be a security and privacy risk. If the message is forwarded on by a person, it will usually show the names and e-mail addresses of everyone you have sent it to, and possibly the addresses of everyone the last person (from which you received it) also sent it to. The risk is that you do not know if an unscrupulous or malicious person will receive the e-mail with all the e-mail addresses, and what they might choose to do with that list. Many consider chain e-mail to be a type of spam."  source: webopedia.com
  • 6 comments:

    SBA said...

    I took a look. Nice color scheme. I'm surprised there is such a niche built around forwarded emails and inbox related mails! the tweet icon looks good and should help build traffic.

    Shabnam Sultan said...

    Your blog looks really cool :).Keep posting. I usually delete the email where i am asked to forward the message to other recipients as they are SPAM.

    drtaher said...

    I agree that chain mails are the most benign, but the most obnoxious of the lot. My religious beliefs are mine alone, and I certainly don't try to thrust them on others, so why do they? The most irritating ones are those that have Arabic scripts and quotes from the Holy Qu'ran. I just don't get it. Why do you try and corner someone?

    earthlingorgeous said...

    I hate forwarded emails especially the ones requiring you to forward them or you will get bad luck! Cool blog.

    Jameela said...

    Nice article!!!!!!!!!Actually, I feel it is sharing some info,but before u frwd any mail, u need to make chocie if it is useful to the sender,there is nothing like it!!!yeah..............not and never those which say if u do or dont u will get lucky/unlucky:-(

    Capri said...

    Because I'm a Christian, the most common chain letters I get are the so-called prayer and friendship variety, and they drive me up the wall! God doesn't work through the use of chain letters, and I'm so tired of Christians getting taken in by viral lies. Even the friendship ones are totally obnoxious. "Send this on and share the friendship!" No, all you're sharing is a stupid forward you didn't even write. "If you get it back x times, it means you have x number of friends!" What the...!? NO! If that happens, you have people who are totally stuck on forwards and they'll do most anything some viral tells them to do, while totally ignoring some personal request from you! And people have abandoned me in favor of their cherished junk chain letters since it's apparently considered a honking huge crime to upset the ego of a forwarder who believes they are being good friends and saving the world and being the best Christian/Muslim/etc by spreading chain letters originated by some anonymous freak nobody knows. http://ChristiansBreakingChainFwds.ning.com