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Response to spedtr90 (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:01 PM

31. This makes me insanely angry. WHY, WHY, WHY do people "just pass along" emails???!!!! WHY?

Your response was great. Funny how those never seem to get sent to everyone.

Here's on of a few good guides out there to try to stop tht mindless forwarding behavior. Feel free, everyone, to copy it from the site and forward to everyone in your address book.

5 RULES FOR FORWARDING EMAIL
OCTOBER 13, 2008 BY JUDITH
Forwarding of emails is one of the topics I get contacted about the most. And, one which also causes hurt feelings and misunderstandings more than any other topic. Daily, emails flow in from onliners asking about a “nice way” of telling someone they care about, relative, friend or associate to not forward attachments, chain emails, religious and political commentary or the jokes that are so prevalent online.

Netizens are afraid to ask others to stop and those who are asked to stop, no matter how nicely, get offended and feel as though their thoughtfulness is not appreciated. But let’s think about this a moment. How really thoughtful is it to click the forward arrow, then a bunch of email addresses and hit send? Well, your brain had to “think” about those steps but does that make the effort truly “thoughtful.” I don’t think so…

Here are the 5 Rules of Forwarding Emails that those who are being truly thoughtful follow. If everyone followed them all the problems associated with forwarded emails could be avoided. Sticking to these guidelines will assist both those thinking they are thoughtful and those who don’t want to appear otherwise:
http://www.netmanners.com/382/5-rules-of-forwarding-email/

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