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The Truth About Fowarding E-Mails

 
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mishlert



Joined: 13 Mar 2003
Location: On the 3rd rock from the sun

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: The Truth About Fowarding E-Mails Reply with quote

Hear what the man on the soap box has to say about it here
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Access to internet: $14.95

Adding informational site to your favorites: Free

Getting flooded with urban legends and glurge because your friends know you're gullible enough to believe and forward everything you read?

PRICELESS"


http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/bombus.asp

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the "Spam Us" jpg (site won't allow hotlinking).
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Cthulhu



Joined: 02 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still can't get over the fact that so many people take chain letters seriously. On the other hand, a frightening number of people also believe in psychics and the efficacy of internet petitions so there you go.
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ThePoet



Joined: 15 May 2004
Location: No longer in Korea - just lurking here

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whenever well-meaning people send me a fwd, I always reply with this letter and it seems to work:

Hi,

I've made it my policy to delete "fwds" from people without reading them. When I give my email address to friends it is with this understanding that if they want to write and say hi, and talk and exchange personal messages of life between us, that is fine, but I don't support, agree with, or cater to spam messages that always insist I make other people read or forward the same message along.

There are two reasons why I have this policy.

1. The more useless messages that are forwarded, even with good intentions, the more clogged up the bandwidth of the Internet becomes. Internet bandwidth is not (contrary to popular belief) unlimited. Every time someone clicks fwd to their address book, this uses up valuable resources. Clogged internet bandwidth means there is more lag in many of the services provided by webhosts. A web page that could take 1 second to load, soon becomes 2 seconds, and so on. Many times those "404 - Unable to reach this website" messages are a result of internet signals (packets) timing out because of high bandwidth use and the inability to reach the destination.

2. Many programs are set up to catch fwds and get email addresses. Once they get them they take those email addresses and sell them to companies that send out more spam like "Improve your luck with women", "Get a University degree in days", "buy Viagra cheap", "Our teens are the hottest on the Internet" and so on. In fact many of the people that set the programs up to do this, are the same people that send out false information, like "If you don't forward this, MSN will start charging you money for this service", or "cute messages" that sound so inspirational.

If you want to write and talk, I am all for that. I enjoy chatting. But if you don't have anything to say, and want to keep a presence in my life -- don't worry, you already are a presence in my life, I don't need forwarded mail for me to think of friends.

I hope you will have a good day, and that all is well.
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AJRimmer



Joined: 31 Jan 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThePoet wrote:
Whenever well-meaning people send me a fwd, I always reply with this letter and it seems to work:

Hi,

I've made it my policy to delete "fwds" from people without reading them. When I give my email address to friends it is with this understanding that if they want to write and say hi, and talk and exchange personal messages of life between us, that is fine, but I don't support, agree with, or cater to spam messages that always insist I make other people read or forward the same message along.

There are two reasons why I have this policy.

1. The more useless messages that are forwarded, even with good intentions, the more clogged up the bandwidth of the Internet becomes. Internet bandwidth is not (contrary to popular belief) unlimited. Every time someone clicks fwd to their address book, this uses up valuable resources. Clogged internet bandwidth means there is more lag in many of the services provided by webhosts. A web page that could take 1 second to load, soon becomes 2 seconds, and so on. Many times those "404 - Unable to reach this website" messages are a result of internet signals (packets) timing out because of high bandwidth use and the inability to reach the destination.

2. Many programs are set up to catch fwds and get email addresses. Once they get them they take those email addresses and sell them to companies that send out more spam like "Improve your luck with women", "Get a University degree in days", "buy Viagra cheap", "Our teens are the hottest on the Internet" and so on. In fact many of the people that set the programs up to do this, are the same people that send out false information, like "If you don't forward this, MSN will start charging you money for this service", or "cute messages" that sound so inspirational.

If you want to write and talk, I am all for that. I enjoy chatting. But if you don't have anything to say, and want to keep a presence in my life -- don't worry, you already are a presence in my life, I don't need forwarded mail for me to think of friends.

I hope you will have a good day, and that all is well.


Thats sweet
But I prefer using just two words, second being "off"

Had a wacky experience with a Scottish co-worker once.
She was fwded a nasty one, FWD this to ten people or you will die, something like that. Anyshe was livid! Fuming that her friend would send that to her. She spend 10 minutes cursing her friend. Then wrote a very good abusive email to her "friend". Actually I think that fwd killed their friendship - not a close friend more of an acquaintance. anyway I digress...

AND then its starts getting trippy...
Then she says...Can I send it to you??

I say:
huh?

Again, she says, "Can I send it to you?"

I say "Huh?" again because I am just as confused, moreso actually.

"I need to send it to ten people, can I send it to you?"

I was like "Huh?" a third time!!!
Now more confused than ever!

Then I said, No, (rude word plus off)
You hated getting it from your fried, now your gonna send it on? Argh are you crazy??

Yes she was.

ps neighbor...I was blowing snot out of nose all night.....sorry if you heard that. it was nasty!!!
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hogwonguy1979



Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Location: the racoon den

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got one of those from my sister once, I think it was about MSN paying people to send forward emails or whatever. I sent her a polite response saying please don't do that again, it clogs up my inbox yada yada. You should of seen the downright nasty response I got from her. She insisted it was true and that I was costing her money. She still didn't believe it when I sent her a link that debunked that myth. She still didn't believe it.

To say the least i rarely hear from her now.
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mindmetoo



Joined: 02 Feb 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happiest day of my life when the company's sys admin had a program hack up exes and other executables. I hated receiving those stupid things from "friends".

"Did you play that game I sent you? You have to bang Jar Jar Binks on the head with a hammer. It's so fun!"

"Errr... haven't gotten to it yet."
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mithridates



Joined: 03 Mar 2003
Location: President's office, Korean Space Agency

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cthulhu wrote:
I still can't get over the fact that so many people take chain letters seriously. On the other hand, a frightening number of people also believe in psychics and the efficacy of internet petitions so there you go.


Apology from CNN after an internet petition:

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AJRimmer



Joined: 31 Jan 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mindmetoo wrote:

"Did you play that game I sent you? You have to bang Jar Jar Binks on the head with a hammer. It's so fun!"


Now that is a fwd I would like to get!
If by chance you still have it:
FWD to
captporridge@gmail.com (or hotmail)
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chest rockwell



Joined: 16 May 2005
Location: Sanbon

PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThePoet wrote:
Whenever well-meaning people send me a fwd


so you delete without even looking at the fwd or what?
What about forwards with links to interesting and amusing bits of info. and links to hilarious and entertaining websites
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desultude



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: Dangling my toes in the Persian Gulf

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AJRimmer wrote:
ThePoet wrote:
Whenever well-meaning people send me a fwd, I always reply with this letter and it seems to work:

Hi,

I've made it my policy to delete "fwds" from people without reading them. When I give my email address to friends it is with this understanding that if they want to write and say hi, and talk and exchange personal messages of life between us, that is fine, but I don't support, agree with, or cater to spam messages that always insist I make other people read or forward the same message along.

There are two reasons why I have this policy.

1. The more useless messages that are forwarded, even with good intentions, the more clogged up the bandwidth of the Internet becomes. Internet bandwidth is not (contrary to popular belief) unlimited. Every time someone clicks fwd to their address book, this uses up valuable resources. Clogged internet bandwidth means there is more lag in many of the services provided by webhosts. A web page that could take 1 second to load, soon becomes 2 seconds, and so on. Many times those "404 - Unable to reach this website" messages are a result of internet signals (packets) timing out because of high bandwidth use and the inability to reach the destination.

2. Many programs are set up to catch fwds and get email addresses. Once they get them they take those email addresses and sell them to companies that send out more spam like "Improve your luck with women", "Get a University degree in days", "buy Viagra cheap", "Our teens are the hottest on the Internet" and so on. In fact many of the people that set the programs up to do this, are the same people that send out false information, like "If you don't forward this, MSN will start charging you money for this service", or "cute messages" that sound so inspirational.

If you want to write and talk, I am all for that. I enjoy chatting. But if you don't have anything to say, and want to keep a presence in my life -- don't worry, you already are a presence in my life, I don't need forwarded mail for me to think of friends.

I hope you will have a good day, and that all is well.


Thats sweet
But I prefer using just two words, second being "off"

Had a wacky experience with a Scottish co-worker once.
She was fwded a nasty one, FWD this to ten people or you will die, something like that. Anyshe was livid! Fuming that her friend would send that to her. She spend 10 minutes cursing her friend. Then wrote a very good abusive email to her "friend". Actually I think that fwd killed their friendship - not a close friend more of an acquaintance. anyway I digress...

AND then its starts getting trippy...
Then she says...Can I send it to you??

I say:
huh?

Again, she says, "Can I send it to you?"

I say "Huh?" again because I am just as confused, moreso actually.

"I need to send it to ten people, can I send it to you?"

I was like "Huh?" a third time!!!
Now more confused than ever!

Then I said, No, (rude word plus off)
You hated getting it from your fried, now your gonna send it on? Argh are you crazy??

Yes she was.

ps neighbor...I was blowing snot out of nose all night.....sorry if you heard that. it was nasty!!!


Ay, Captain! Hope you feel better! I was probably busy listening to the crack-head ajuma with a megaphone down the hill last night! She sure has been on some rants lately! She might succeed in turning me into a cranky westerner yet.

I get forwards from my sister all of the time that are all political. I get tired of all of the articles from my sister, but she is so earnest!

No chain letter stuff from her, but the stuff I get from others just gets deleted, I don't bother to tell them.

Hey Poet- aren't you off this week?
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Cthulhu



Joined: 02 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mithridates wrote:
Cthulhu wrote:
I still can't get over the fact that so many people take chain letters seriously. On the other hand, a frightening number of people also believe in psychics and the efficacy of internet petitions so there you go.


Apology from CNN after an internet petition:



Was that the result of an internet petition or a letter (or letters) e-mailed directly to the editor? I don't see any mention of a petition in the letter and it seems that CNN was responding directy to her letter. I was referring to those online petitions where everyone adds their name to the list.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/internet.htm
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ThePoet



Joined: 15 May 2004
Location: No longer in Korea - just lurking here

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chest rockwell wrote:
ThePoet wrote:
Whenever well-meaning people send me a fwd


so you delete without even looking at the fwd or what?
What about forwards with links to interesting and amusing bits of info. and links to hilarious and entertaining websites


I do not open them, I do not care about interesting and amusing bits of info and any entertaining websites usually put spyware on my computer...so I don't bother.

Poet
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ThePoet



Joined: 15 May 2004
Location: No longer in Korea - just lurking here

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

desultude wrote:
AJRimmer wrote:
Thats sweet
But I prefer using just two words, second being "off"

Had a wacky experience with a Scottish co-worker once.
She was fwded a nasty one, FWD this to ten people or you will die, something like that. Anyshe was livid! Fuming that her friend would send that to her. She spend 10 minutes cursing her friend. Then wrote a very good abusive email to her "friend". Actually I think that fwd killed their friendship - not a close friend more of an acquaintance. anyway I digress...

AND then its starts getting trippy...
Then she says...Can I send it to you??

I say:
huh?

Again, she says, "Can I send it to you?"

I say "Huh?" again because I am just as confused, moreso actually.

"I need to send it to ten people, can I send it to you?"

I was like "Huh?" a third time!!!
Now more confused than ever!

Then I said, No, (rude word plus off)
You hated getting it from your fried, now your gonna send it on? Argh are you crazy??

Yes she was.

ps neighbor...I was blowing snot out of nose all night.....sorry if you heard that. it was nasty!!!


Ay, Captain! Hope you feel better! I was probably busy listening to the crack-head ajuma with a megaphone down the hill last night! She sure has been on some rants lately! She might succeed in turning me into a cranky westerner yet.

I get forwards from my sister all of the time that are all political. I get tired of all of the articles from my sister, but she is so earnest!

No chain letter stuff from her, but the stuff I get from others just gets deleted, I don't bother to tell them.

Hey Poet- aren't you off this week?


AJRimmer...you never bother me at all...I never hear anything from your room. I keep thinking you are a mouse. I didn't know you were sick though....want some Red Dwarf CD's to get you through?

Desultude...Yep, I have the whole week off...its great being able to relax and do nothing (if you consider marking session 2 assignments, and grading participation nothing). I am also designing some marking sheets for next semester and planning on the books that I'll use and how I'll deliver the courses...I am switching from teaching speaking to writing, so I need to be prepared.

Poet
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