Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Scrolling, Scrolling, Scrolling

I know I'm preaching to the choir but I received this e-mail  and decided to use it as my post to day. How many times have you received an e-mail that's been forwarded so many times that your finger goes numb on the mouse as you scroll, and scroll and scroll.  Or, you know the e-mail is from someone who doesn't remove the previous sender(s) addresses so you automatically press  Ctrl-End. so that you can just get to the bottom of it.
Do you really know how to Forward ----------  e-mails?

1) You MUST click the "Forward" button first or you won't be able to edit the message at all.

2) After you click Forward , DELETE all of the
other addresses that appear in the body of the message (at the top). You can do this by highlighting the names along with the e-mail address and then pressing the DELETE button. Sometimes the addresses must be deleted individually or your BACKSPACE button has to be used.

3) Whenever you send an e-mail to more than one person, do NOT use the To: or Cc: fields for adding e-mail addresses.    Always use the BCC: (blind carbon copy) field for listing the e-mail addresses.

This way the people you send to will only see their own e-mail address.

To Rename the "Subject"
1) Remove any "FW:" in the subject line. You can re-name the subject if you wish or even fix spellings.

2) ALWAYS hit your Forward button from the actual e-mail you are reading.

 3) By forwarding from the actual page you wish someone to view; you stop them from having to open many e-mails just to see what you sent.

Petition E-mails

Have you ever gotten an e-mail that is a petition, asking you to add your name and address and to forward it to 10 or 15 people or your entire address book.  That e-mail can be forwarded on and on and can collect thousands of names and e-mail addresses.

FACT:   The completed petition is actually worth money to

a professional spammer because of the wealth of valid names and e-mail addresses

contained therein. If you want to support the petition, send it as your own

personal letter to the intended recipient, legislator or organization. Your

position is likely to carry more weight as a personal letter than a laundry list

of names and e-mail address on a petition Actually, if you think about it ...
who's supposed to send the completed petition to whatever cause it supports?

If you don't know, it's probably going to a spammer.

What About This One;
"Send this e-mail to 10 people and something great will happen"

IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!!!! This is a trick to get you to supply a list of e-mail addresses to spammers.It's the same thing for the ones that ask you to "keep this prayer going" or "show your support for our troops"

BEFORE you forward an 'Amber Alert', or

a 'Virus Alert', or some of the other warnings, stories or news items

floating around nowadays, CHECK THEM OUT.

Just go to or
That's It***