I have posted before how some of my mail input is from folk who it would seem spend thier time on line sdimply circulating- funnies- There are 5 that send stuff to me and if I mail them a real *Mail I seldom get a response.
All they seem to be interested in is circulating 'Stuff' usually complete with all the previous posters addresses
This evening I received one such- This one however at the head the following message in RED
**NOTE TO ALL;
If you forward this e-mail, please delete the forwarding history, which includes
my e-mail address. It is a courtesy to me and others who may not wish to have
their e-mail addresses sent all over the world! Erasing the history helps prevent
Spammers from mining addresses and prevents viruses from being propagated.
Beneath it was- YUP you guessed it- All those addresses.
I have acquired all the email addresses of one certain large organisation due to a circular not being mailed correctly, and when an apology and request to delete said mail list came, it also had all the mail list addresses on.
Fortunately I have "lost" those idiots who used to send me such rubbish. It was extremely annoying as they had broadband and I was still on dial-up. When they used to send me a raft of amusing cartoons enclosed in an email, I would have to suspend other activities and leave it downloading until complete, only to find that
a. someone else had sent me the same crap just the week before or
b. it wasn't funny
and despite asking them NOT to send any more, they didn't take any notice as I was in a "group" which they couldn't be bothered editing.
Oh, yes, and I would have been able to harvest several collections of email addresses as nobody appears to be able to use the bcc: option. That's if they even know about it. Idiots.
I no longer respond to any forwarded emails as the amount of spam I would receive increased tenfold.Eventually,the senders of forwarded mail were filtered out from my friends & their mails added to the junk mail lists.I'm just not interested in the "funny" emails that were sent to me so adding the senders to my blocked lists didn't concern me.
I have several computers. I use them for different purposes. A while ago I used two computers for audio conversions to MP3,another computer was used for SCANNING photographs.The two computers , I am using just now, are mainly for internet use.