Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Break the Chain!

Are you tired of all those forwarded chain emails your friends keep sending? Let's try to Break The Chain.

Let me add a few things that I've learned over the years about forwarded emails:

If sending an email makes a picture pop up on your screen, it's a virus.

A program that counts how many people you forward an email to, is a virus. And it's collecting more than just email addresses.

Forwarding an email with all your friends' email addresses showing, especially if you leave all the previous email info in, is a spammer's dream. They can use or sell every email address. Learn to use BCC and clean up emails before sending.

Really think for a minute...are you sure that everyone you know WANTS to see a dancing baby, or whatever amazing jewel somebody else just dumped on you?

BEFORE you forward a scary warning, check it out with snopes or urbanlegends. Sending out something that most people know isn't true, really doesn't make you look smart. Protect your reputation!

So there it is folks. Do your part to remove junk from the world...Break The Chain!


At 11:22 PM, Anonymous Dawn said...

One more way to break the chain is to delete email petitions. Research the subject, then write your politicians individual letters. This is much more effective than an a list of typed names on an email that may be several years outdated.



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