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Email Tracking - Mike Hendra
Endorsed by Richard Cannon

Here is something everyone should read and act accordingly. If you don't, you might be damaging yourself and your Email buddies. Please read right to the bottom.

By now, I suspect everyone is familiar with and/or for determining whether information received via Email is: true/false or fact/fiction. Both are excellent sites.

Advice from ... . .Very Important!

1) Anytime 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, you'll see something funny on your screen after you send, warning of the worst virus ever, or whatever, it almost always has an Email tracker program attached that tracks the 'cookies' and Emails of the people 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 E-Mail tracking and they are playing on our consciences. These people don't care how they get your Email addresses. . .just as long as they get them. Also, Emails that talk about a missing child or a child with an incurable disease, "How would you feel if it were your child". . .Email Tracking!!!

Ignore them and don't participate!

2) Almost all Emails that ask 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 so telemarkers and spammers can be sure these are valid, active Email accounts for their own questionable purposes.

You can do your friends and family members a GREAT favour by sending this information 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 (FORWARDING) the above kinds of E-Mail, now you know why you get so much SPAM!

Do yourself a favour and STOP adding your name (s) to those types of listings regardless how inviting they might sound!. . .or make you feel guilty if you don't. .'s all about getting Email addresses. . .nothing more!

You may think you are supporting a GREAT cause, but you are NOT!  Instead, you will be getting tons of junk mail later and very possibly a virus attached! Plus, you are helping the spammers get rich!  Let's not make it easy for them!

Also: E-Mail petitions are NOT acceptable to the White House, Congress or any other organization - i.e. social security, etc. To be acceptable, petitions must have a signed signature and full address of the person signing the petition, so this is a waste of time and just helping. . .Email trackers.

AND MOST IMPORTANT: don't forget. . . .  Delete other people's Email address on the Emails you send out.

When forwarding/sending send all BCC: You'll notice the only name up on top is mine.  If you forward this, please delete my name!!

Richard Cannon poscript - I have been forwarded many emails warning of the worst ever virus etc telling you to send to every one; I have never received one that isn’t a HOAX.