Sunday, July 11, 2004

Best Advice Yet

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST EXPLANATIONS ABOUT FORWARDING E MAIL TO OTHERS TO CUT DOWN ON UNWANTED EMAILS.

Subject: Best Advice Yet

This message is important, and it ABSOLUTELY applies to ALL of us who send E-mail. We have all received messages showing anywhere from 10 to 40 Email addresses on it!!

Read the text below.

Do you really know how to forward E-mail? Probably 50% of you do not. Do you wonder why you get viruses or junk mail? Do you hate it? Every time you forward an e-mail there is information left over from the people that got the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses. As the messages get forwarded along the list of addresses builds, and builds, and builds, and all it takes is for some poor soul to get a virus and his computer can send that virus to every e-mail address that has come across his computer. Or, someone can take all of those addresses and sell them or send junk mail to them in the hopes that you will go to the site and he will make five cents. That's right, all of that inconvenience over a nickel!

How do you stop it? Well, there are two easy steps:

1) When you forward an e-mail, DELETE all of the other addresses that appear in the body of the message. That's right, DELETE them. Highlight them and delete them, or backspace over them,

It only takes a second.

2) Whenever you send an e-mail, don't use the "To:" or "Cc:" columns for adding e-mail address. Always use the "BCC:" (blind carbon copy) column for listing the e-mail addresses. This way the people that you send to only see their own e-mail address.

If you don't see your "BCC:" option, click "View" at the top and put a check mark by "all headers". If you don't like that much shown on the monitor, you can click where it says To: and your address list will appear. Highlight the address and choose BCC and that's it ... it's that easy.

So please, let's all do what we can to stop the junk mail and the viruses!

Finally, here's an idea!!! Let's send this to everyone we know. This is something that SHOULD be forwarded. I hope you find the above information useful and helpful.

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