Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Don't you just hate......

those annoying spam e-mails you get from friends. I know they think the information is valid since they got it from a "good" source. But when I see that it's been forwarded ten times prior I immediately get suspicious.

This one I recognized and being in IT I know this is a crock of sh*t. The main focus of the e-mail hoax is:

When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will
track it (If you are a Microsoft Windows user) for a two weeks
time period.

Ummm.....yeah....right. Won't/can't happen.

I like to take a couple minutes to search key phrases in the "e-mail" and see what pops up.

With this one I used Pearlas Sandborn as the search criteria.

Oh look. is the first hit.....along with and

I responded to everyone in the e-mail list stating it was a hoax and that I did a web search.

I mean several web sites said it was a hoax and everything on the internet is true....right? Al Gore wouldn't let his brainchild lie to us....would he?

The entire purpose of this type of e-mail is to waste time and resources. Clog up e-mail servers and have people send it to everyone in their contacts.


I'm not bashing my friends but I feel the need to educate them on these items.




MissFit Island said...

That is exactly what my husband does. You two are the great debunkers! Consider me educated.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

They are immediately deleted when they hit my inbox too. So annoying! :) Funny that my word verification is vista!!!!