I do not know why, but chain email is a pet peeve of mine. I think it has something to do with trying to be honest with some semblance of intelligence mixed in. I will often return the chain email I receive to the sender, with a source pointing out the truth, with the hope that it educates the sender. I’ve probably lost some friends as a result; but, again I am just trying to be honest. I am not going to forward something to someone else without making sure it is FACTUAL, TRUTHFUL and HARMLESS.
If you are unable to identify a chain email, the first clue is when you open it, you will see hundreds of other peoples’ email addresses and usually the content of the email will tell you to send it to 10 or 20 people in your address book. Do not fall for any of this; read no further and simply hit DELETE…
Why chain email is a pet peeve of mine?
- Chain email typically contain false information, and information that has no value whatsoever.
- Chain email is engineered to sensationalize, damage reputations, incite fear and influence people into thinking the sky is falling.
- Chain email, usually quite lengthy, is a waste of time to read when you could be exploring the good things on the internet and actually researching fact.
- Chain email harvests your email address for spamming purposes.
- Chain email can contain links that lead to malware infections on your PC.
- Chain email has degraded the credibility of our email systems.
- Chain email is simply poor email etiquette.
This is one nice thing about having a blog. You can rant about something and many people will read it. In closing, I would like to know “Why do you forward chain emails?”. I welcome advice, pros and cons, rants, raves, opinions, etc…