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Chain Email Hoax Netiquette Rules

It is proper Netiquette to delete chain email. Don't forward.


Explanation

Chain email are unsolicited bulk messages forwarded by contacts. The content included is often a story. They may be sent for a variety of reasons. Many collect email address into a list. Some may have viruses. Others can collect data as well.


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Chain email messages can be interesting. Reading exciting stories can be fun. Trusted professional contacts with a company often send them. Coworkers talk about them. They can cheer you up and make for good conversation. They are a security risk virus protection may not be able to stop. Social connections make them a constant threat.


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Delete chain email because contacts may require receipt, but it is secure to delete.

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