Why you should not forward stuff

Here is something everyone should read and take the advice. If you don’t,  you’re hurting yourself and your email buddies.
1) Any time you see an email that says:
Forward this on to ’10’ (or however many) of your friends; Sign this petition, or you’ll get bad luck/good luck, Send this on and you’ll see something funny on your screen after you send it, it almost always has an email tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and emails of those folks you forward to.
The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets forwarded and then is able to get lists of ‘active’ Email addresses to use in spam emails,  or sell to other spammers. Even when you get emails that demand you send the email on if you’re not ashamed of God/Jesus …..that’s email tracking and they’re playing on your conscience.
These people don’t care how they get your email addresses, just as long as they get them. That email talking about a missing child or a child with an incurable disease (“How would you feel if that was your child?”) Email Tracking.
Ignore them and don’t participate!
2) Almost all emails that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to send business cards to the little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book of Records for the most cards. All it was, and all/any of this type of email is, is a way to get names and ‘cookie’ tracking information for telemarketers and spammers–to validate active email accounts for their own profitable purposes.
You can do your friends and family members a GREAT favour by sending this nformation to them; you will be providing a service to your friends, and will be rewarded by not getting thousands of spam emails in the future! If you have been sending out or forwarding the above emails, now you know why you get so much spam.
Do yourself a favor and stop adding your name(s) to those listings regardless of how inviting or socially conscious or religious they might sound. It’s all about getting email addresses. Also, when forwarding mail, DELETE the sender’s name and email address before forwarding.
Posted by: “Jerry Pinto, PEN” MangaloreanCatholics@gmail.com
Tue Jun 9, 2009 4:31 am (PDT)

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