Sunday, March 30, 2008

Email Forwarding

Don't you just hate it when one of your friends is gullible enough to send you a forwarded email. The one's that claim you will die if you don't pass it on, and that you will have good fortunes if you do pass it on. And if they send it on to all your friends, your other friends will do the same thing, and forward it on, normally back to you as well, and so you will receive the same email more than twenty times!!! Sure, some of them are useful, like the safety emails (a good example is through a rapist's eyes) which can help protect you, but the one's that say you will win a million dollars if you forward this on to twenty friends or you will be unlucky if you don't forward this get really annoying! They start to spam up your inbox, and after a while you are just rereading all the same emails over and over and over and over again!

For those of you out there who believe that the forward messages are real, they are NOT!!! Just by reading the emails, you should be able to spot all the incorrect spellings. If the email has the section where it says "jack didn't send this email on, and now he has no money" or "mary sent this email on, and now she is living with her husband and two kids in a 2 million dollar house" or something like that, then you should be able to realize that this is obviously fake. These people would have sent on the emails, and then the "good" or "bad" stuff would have happened, therefore they wouldn't be able to write it in the email they sent on to you.

One very annoying email to get is the Hotmail is closing down or starting to charge email. Here is a word for word copy of the email, read it and say what you think about it.

Hey it is tara and john the directors of MSN, sorry for the interruption but
msn is closing down. this is because too many inconsiderate people are
taking up all the name (eg making up lots of different accounts for just one
person), we only have 578 names left. If you would like to close your
account, DO NOT SEND THIS MESSAGE ON. If you would like to keep your
account, then SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST. This is no
joke, we will be shutting down the servers. Send it on, thanks. WHO EVER
DOES NOT SEND THIS MESSEAGE, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED AND YOU WILL COST
10.00 A MONTH TO USE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST. NOW YOU
KNOW WHAT TO DO. PLEASE DO NOT FORWARD THIS or REPLAY. COPY THE WHOLE EMAIL.
GO BACK TO YOUR INBOX AND CLICK ON NEW. AND PASTE THANK YOU FOR YOUR
ATTENTION. It's no joke if you don't believe me then go to the site
(
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/1189119.stm ) and see for yourself.
Anyways once you've sent this message to at least 18 contacts, your msn dude
will become blue.


First of all, the spelling and grammar is pathetic in this, and secondly, if you went to the link posted there, you would have noticed the date of the article's submission. This article had been written many years ago when the price of keeping hotmail, or any other dot com services open was nearly impossible. The prices had gone up too much, and so hotmail had been contemplating shutting down their free email service. The crisis soon passed, and so the threat for our beloved email accounts to dissappear was momentarily stopped. However, some people decided that they should continue this scare, and have sent out this email to millions of people, who pass it on to you or your friends. This email is not real. Your account will not close down. Hotmail is not going to close down. Stop sending this email on to everyone you know, chances are they have already recieved it from some other idiot!

3 comments:

Allie said...

OK, I know I said I'm not into blogging, but that post was jsut too interesting. I totally agree with you, and chain mail is STUPID!

Aashni XoX said...

Thanxs :) :) This is something I have always thought, especially after recieving the same email 47 times (from different people!!!)

Anna said...

Oh, I hate chain mail. I never pass it on because I think it is mean to the people you are sending it too. Why would you want to send something that says "You will die if you don't..." Honestly, I don't think anyone wants an e-mail telling them they will die. Thanks for posting a comment on AnnaNeo. I think you have a great blog running. Keep up the good work!