E-Mail Tracker Programs --
very interesting and a must read!
The man that sent this information is a computer tech. He
spends a lot of time clearing the junk off computers for people
and listens to complaints about speed. All forwards are not
bad, just some. Be sure you read the very last paragraph.
By now, I suspect everyone is familiar with
truthorfiction.com for determining whether information
received via email is just that: true/false or fact/fiction.
Both are excellent sites.
snopes.com VERY IMPORTANT!
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" or "you'll get good luck" or "you'll see something funny on your
screen after you send it" or whatever --- 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 is email tracking, and they are playing on our conscience. 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 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
You can do your Friends and Family members a GREAT favor by sending this
information to them. You will be providing a service to your friends.
And you will be rewarded by not getting thousands of spam emails in the
yourself a favor and
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 and 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, we are helping the spammers get rich! Let's not
make it easy for them!
ALSO: Email petitions are NOT acceptable to 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 you are just
helping the email trackers.
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