Email Tracking -
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 www.snopes.com and/or www.truthorfiction.com for determining whether information received via Email is: true/false or fact/fiction. Both are excellent sites.
Advice from Snopes.com. ... . .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-
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-
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. . ...it'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!
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!!
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