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Greg_Nuspel
11-11-2009, 12:58 PM
Always google the story when you get a chain email. There are so many racist that like to start trouble. Last week I received one about the schools in the UK stopping teaching about the holocaust because Muslims found it offensive, here is the truth BBC NEWS | UK | Education | UK government acts on hoax e-mail (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7226778.stm)

I keep getting emails like this and I now react by 'replying to all' the link to the truth. Many racists play on the people who are on the fence about a group of people and are easily pushed over the edge. Tolerance of other people is only possible through education.

End of rant.

AntZ
11-11-2009, 05:11 PM
Me too. Its so easy to search and find if something is a hoax or not. It drives me wild when friends and family who should know better forward this garbage to me.

Fortytwo
11-12-2009, 02:57 AM
I don't want to spoil your fun, but NEVER reply to those emails. They are only send out to harvest email adresses so some *** can send loads of spam to them. Best of all is to ignore and delete them...

Although I must admit it is shocking what people are willing to believe...

Greg_Nuspel
11-12-2009, 05:37 AM
I don't want to spoil your fun, but NEVER reply to those emails. They are only send out to harvest email adresses so some *** can send loads of spam to them. Best of all is to ignore and delete them...

Although I must admit it is shocking what people are willing to believe...

No these are the ones just sent by your contacts that think they have found something important, I know the ones that are mining for emails they tend not to be on controversial topics and tend to be on get rich quick schemes. I hardly see those anymore since my email tends to kill all of those.

AntZ
11-12-2009, 06:30 AM
No these are the ones just sent by your contacts that think they have found something important, I know the ones that are mining for emails they tend not to be on controversial topics and tend to be on get rich quick schemes. I hardly see those anymore since my email tends to kill all of those.

Yep, same here. I only reply to try and educate my friends and family to check their facts before forwarding.

Fortytwo
11-12-2009, 06:34 AM
I see. Still, it's a good idea to remove all previous senders from the email. You never know where it might end up... ;)

AntZ
11-12-2009, 06:43 AM
I see. Still, it's a good idea to remove all previous senders from the email. You never know where it might end up... ;)
I agree. It good email etiquette to forward email with all previous email addresses removed. I also prefer to use BCC unless all of the recipients know each other. Unfortunately its not something most people do. I often get email that has been forwarded 43 times with the actual content 3 pages down.

F8&Bthere
11-12-2009, 12:43 PM
greg are you wearing your harry connick jr fan club tee shirt again today?:p

Greg_Nuspel
11-12-2009, 12:53 PM
greg are you wearing your harry connick jr fan club tee shirt again today?:p

I don't have one :yell: but I'll take Kurt Elling shirt :D