Now U know why U never hear back from me on any of this type...........
Many of you receiving this will know all about the information already,
but it is good to read it again.
Pass this one on to all your e-mail buddies and take the time to read
the Snopes.com article listed at the bottom of the message. It is full of
good advice especially about the "cookies."
To whom it may concern:
Almost all e-mails that ask you to add your name and forward on to
are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to send
cards to the little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness
Records for the most cards. All it was, and all this type of e-mail is,
get names and "cookie" tracking info for tele-marketers and spammers to
validate active e-mail accounts for their own purposes.
Any time you see an e-mail that says forward this on to "10" of your
friends, sign this petition, or you'll get good luck, or whatever, it
has either an e-mail tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and
e-mails of those folks you forward to, or the host sender is getting a
copy each time it gets forwarded and then is able to get lists of "active"
e-mails to use in spam e-mails, or sell to others that do.
Please forward this notice to others and you will be providing a good
service to your friends, and will be rewarded by not getting 30,000
spam e-mails in the future.
(If you have been sending out the above kinds of email, now you know
why you get so much spam!)
Check it out: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/internet.htm
Thanks Ralph B.