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Why I Detest Email Forwards

November 4, 2006 – 6:21 pm | by Bill

Tonight I was wasting some time browsing the web, before studying for my final exams next week. I was typing my friends online usernames into Google, to see what projects they are working on, if they are a member of any social websites like Myspace that I can add them to. As I type this, I realize that it may seem a bit stalker-ish. However, it is not. Instead of using each websites search function (if you can call it that, Myspace’s search function is horrible), I just use google.

After doing this for about twenty minutes, I typed in ‘blakberyl’ which is the domain of an old friend. Google returned two results; his domain, and a ‘Large Asset Based Program‘ which sounds like a scam. Someone commented on the latter result, with an email forward in it. It contains many email addresses, including the ones that belong to several people I know. Some of them may have sent it to me to, lucky for me they didn’t. Even more strange, is that the contents of the forward are an obvious hoax. Bill Gates is not going to share his fortune with you! I can’t believe people still believe this shit!

This is exactly the reason why few people I know have my private email address. I have several public email addresses for different interests, but I keep one that only a select few have, and they know not to send forwards to that email.

  1. One Response to “Why I Detest Email Forwards”

  2. By Kris on Nov 5, 2006 | Reply

    I hate forwards too. I delete every single one I recieve and email back to the sender that I don’t want any more forwards from them. It usually works.

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