for the few who care. . .



To All Considerate People
With E-mail Addresses. . .

Here are two very important things you absolutely MUST know about e-mail:

Number One:

When you forward or send e-mails to your entire address book, it's very important to use the "Bcc:" field instead of the "To:" or "Cc:" field.

When you send e-mails using the "To:" or "Cc:" field, ALL of the recipients can read everyone else's e-mail address.

The reason this is a problem is that any one of these recipients can click a few buttons and add all these e-mail addresses to their own address book. Some people do this automatically without thinking about it; others maliciously use the addresses for spam campaigns.

To easily avoid all this and do your part in promoting a happy Internet community, place your own address in the To: field and all the other addresses in the Bcc: field. That stands for "blind carbon copy" and will make the addresses invisible to the recipients. And by sending yourself a copy, you ensure the e-mail was sent correctly.

It's just as easy for you and much nicer for your friends.

Remember: Use the Bcc: field to send to more than one address.

Number Two:

Ninety-nine percent of all "virus warnings," "amazing stories," or "interesting facts" you receive in your e-mail are HOAXES.

Here's a simple rule: No matter how authentic the e-mail looks or sounds, before you forward it to ANYONE, check it out FIRST at the Urban Legends Reference Pages at this link:


Simply plug a key word or two from the e-mail into the Snopes search box, and a full report will appear, letting you know if it is real or a hoax. It's fast, easy, and actually fun.

Practice these two simple rules and you will be doing a great service to your friends and the Internet community.

Thank you so much!

P.S. Please forward the link to this page (below) to any or all of your friends (using the above rules, of course!)


P.P.S. While you're here, check out this page.

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