As a matter of etiquette, it is best to copy and paste an interesting
e-mail into a new e-mail composition. Then address it to a single recipient.
This prevents a long list of e-mail addresses being given out to many
people, including spammers. This often results in unsolicited junk mail
If you need to send the same exact message to many recipients in a group,
use the “Blind Carbon Copy” (BCC) option of your mail program.
You will need to send the e-mail to one person as a normal letter (you
can send it to yourself). Then add all the other recipients as BCC. Each
person will receive the e-mail with only their personal e-mail address
Many well-meaning persons actually perpetuate viruses by obligingly sending
it on to everyone in their address book. Most virus alerts are hoaxes.
One website to check out the latest virus hoaxes is: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html
Hoaxes, Scams, Phishing
Unbelievable stories are often just that. Most are hoaxes, often used
by spammers to collect e-mail addresses of real people. Go to Bing
and do a search for “hoax”. (Be sure to take 'hoax-busting'
sites with a grain of salt as well).
No matter how well-meaning, these e-mails are usually spamming devices
to collect a multitude of e-mail addresses of real people. When an e-mail
ends with something like “Send this letter to everyone in your address
book or suffer 7 years of bad luck,” the best place to send it
is to the trash.
When another person logs into a computer or site, it is courteous
for a bystander to turn away for a moment during log-in.