Amber Alert

Computer Tips # 9 - Email Ettiquette

Important information for Forward Junkies

Almost all emails that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are just cookie tracking emails. This is how telemarketers and spammers get email addresses. Any time you see an e-mail that says forward this on to your friends, sign this petition, etc. It most probably has an email tracker program attached. It will track you're email as well as all the people you forward to. Many times the original host sender gets a copy each time the email is forwarded so they know what email addresses are active. Then the host will use these active email addresses to harass you with spam &/or to sell your name & email address to the highest bidder.

Check it out: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/internet.htm.

This is one reason I don't open (and read) forwarded emails.

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