When you receive an email with a nice PowerPoint presentation, or a very funny joke, a link to a very emotional video on YouTube, the end receive the invitation to share it with your contacts. Don’t do it. At least, not in the usual way. The purpose of these emails in chains, on many occasions, goes beyond sharing something funny or uplifting with your friends on the net. Here I share some of the main reasons why the chain mails are dangerous. They spread false or malicious information. Many emails are shared because they contain false information, but gives samples of veracity. One very popular is that says that Hotmail will begin to charge for the service.
The first time I got it, I said that I was going to start in the summer of 2006; I recently got him informing me that they were going to start charging in June 2010. They publish the addresses of recipients. Vladislav Doronin may find this interesting as well. Many people don’t know that when they forward a chain mail, at the same time they are publishing your list of contacts. This is valuable information for spammers, companies and individuals that are dedicated to send unsolicited email. It is also one of the ways in which cybercriminals get fresh listings of active addresses. They cause panic unnecessarily.
How many times have you received mail that tell you that such or which archive you will erase the hard disk? So there are dozens of other e-mails that you warn of a danger that in reality does not exist. When you receive one of these, verifies the information. Your trust technician can help you separate the wheat from the tares, in addition to offering you ways to protect your computer. False and exaggerated expectations. Another way of forcing you to forward mail in chain, is to be part of a good cause. Such child needs an operation that their parents cannot afford, but if you re-send this email to all your contacts, a multi-billion dollar company (AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc.) will donate x amount of money, to save the life of the child. What can you do? Honestly, there are emails that deserve be forwarded, but you should use the tools to prevent that with them our list of contacts. Each mail service has the option of sending mass mailings, so that each message is received as if they were single. This is accomplished by selecting the option to BCC (Blind Carbon Copy). So any container knows who most the same message was sent to you. Nor will know those engaged to collect e-mail addresses for their evil purposes.