Pass On E-mails

Pass-on e-mails make  me wanna...Somehow I became the victim of pass-on e-mails… I don’t know how this happened, but some people in my address book think that I need alot of luck and money. I get this continuous stream of mails claiming something ridiculous, like “If you do not pass this message on to 50 people within the next 3 seconds, no one will ever love you again”. [What's up with that?] Or “If you forward this e-mail to 100 people Bill Gates will send you a cheque for $5″ Why do people write these mails? And who forwards it?? Who actually believes that the richest man in the United States [and the world for that matter] is going to take the time to write out cheques for the idiots who actually spend their time reading & forwarding this nonsense?

I’ve also been getting “Angel” e-mails. These seem to contain horrible pixelated images of kitch angels or fairies sprinkling their “magic dust” on you for good luck. Magic Dust, err… I had that when I was 5, but now? Gosh – WAKE UP!!! This is the REAL WORLD?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??

Maybe I will one day be so irritated that I will write a snotty reply to those people. For now I pity them; in their stupidity.

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    jillbeth Says:

    What I find truly offensive are those religious emails that say pass this on if you are not ashamed of Jesus. I am not ashamed, but I don’t need to spam my friends with chain letters to prove it!

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    Dizzy Dee Says:

    I’ve started to filter all “FW:” mails to be archived & labeled “Junk” in my gmail. I didin’t want to “mark it as spam” as then all the e-mails I receive from those people will go to my spam folder.
    Suppose its an “okay” solution, for now in anycase :P

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    TUI Says:

    The animation of the blood covered keyboard is so perfect, I have similar fights with my compuuter daily. t

  4. 13
    Joe Anderson Says:

    Danette: Yup. I must have done bad HTML, how stupid of me :(

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    Janine Says:

    Oh I like what Will said must remember that for next time…..I have had to tell a few friends don’t bother sending me this crap and it seems to have worked for most of them

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    Will Says:

    There are several choices in how to respond to these things.

    1) Send an e-mail back to that person with no body and a subject title of “unsubscribe”

    2) Create a sort of chain mail response, but one that deals with things antithetical to what you’re receiving. Maybe for every Angel e-mail you get, send back a Satan e-mail… or a death e-mail. Or something. They’ll get the idea.

    3) Respond asking them if they’re sending something to the wrong person, or asking if their account got hijacked because you keep getting “Weird, stupid e-mails” from their account.

    4) Delete the e-mails, or filter them into your junk mail. If you really care about them the filtering might be a problem if you get real e-mails sometimes from them.

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