I have to say, it's one of the more unique ones I've seen, and while irritating, doesn't actually seem to harm your system or anything. *sigh* Stupid people suck!
Did you at least forward it to Yahoo?
*laugh* I was just poking to see what Snope had to say about it....and apparently the email started in 1999, with Hotmail.
I'm impressed :)
...and what's stopping you from sending that to people?
I almost lost some friends because they wouldn't stop sending me piddling, triffling bullshit like that (and the things that tell the wholesome, heartstring plucking tale of Sally who needs a new breast transplant or her daughter's daughter will grow up without a stepgrandmother) and when I tell them off in person they act all upset, as though it's their right to bother me with such crap. Le sigh.
If it was anonymous mo's on the internet I would have no problem shooting off an evil, evil letter. Thank God I have friends that don't believe in the FWD: tag.
seconded. Send your reply to the idiot that sent the chain letter to you. Chances are, they aren't email savvy enough to realize it's not actually from Yahoo.
Yahoo is closing down? OMFG!!! Thanks for the heads up!
They forgot the part about having seven years bad luck!
And the testimonies about the guy who MEANT to send it and forgot, then his cat died and he lost his job, but then he remembered the letter and sent it, and he got a BETTER job, and THREE cats came to his door for him to adopt, and ..and..
Man, I hate these. Ans when it's from someone I know, my respect dies a little.
Aren't they annoying???????
And sometimes we wish that the last one will come true.
See, Yahoo would NEVER give any warning for something like that just like when they deleted several years of my saved emails last spring...silly fools, thinking Yahoo would actually NOTIFY their customers that they were going to do something.
(And for the record I know many people who had the same thing happen before people jump on me for saying shit about Yahoo.)
Well, geez, it's not like you were USING them or anything!!
Except for the fact that this was a chain letter, I'd almost believe it. I had an account with Yahoo! for several years, and then all of a sudden it was gone...my password wouldn't work (or I didn't remember it) so I signed up for a new password and that didn't work either. Then I get an email (different than yours) and just to see where it went, I clicked the link. It went to a completely Spanish web site. I tried to make a different account, and right away I had problems. I'm on my third one now, in less than 3 months; this one might stay. So, inspite of the chain letter, I have issues with Yahoo!
I get a lot of these kinds of letters. They just get dumped. I even got one about PayPal....
That's impressive. And I definitely approve of your follow-up letter.
Perhaps if Bob Lopez would just give that nice Nigerian guy his bank account information, the millions that would be funnelled to him could be use to increase Yahoo's bandwidth.
And all our problems will be solved!
Heh.. I've stoppped passing on info about Snopes.com a long time ago, since it alwasy seems to get forgotten the next time a story about live organ transplants or boycotting gas stations shows up. Or else it gets people pissed at me. I just delete them, and my respect for the sender's wisdom drops down a tiny notch.
I'd love to send a followup email like yours to these people, but they're usually friends and relatives, and I want them to stay friends.
You could forward their addresses to me and *I* could send the letter. As a kind of public service.
Why make it a fantasy? Make it a personal policy! You will make the intarwebs a better place.
I lack the muscle for enforcement?
I can't count the number of times I've gotten that. Most amusing to me is that I mostly get it to accounts that aren't the standard webmail accounts, they're email accounts off the webservers my husband and I own and operate.
Your fantasy letter had me laughing, though. Oh, how I wish I could send that out to people. =o)
I'm tempted to start doing so, honestly.
You'd be amazed how many people DO forward all this crap on.
I've got one or two people that I send links to snopes.com to on a frequent basis.
I'm snarly with people, and very soon they leave me off their lists.
I'm also fond of the spam from banks with whom I do not have an account informing me that I must immediately log in to save my account.
Phishing is in another category entirely - that's people trying to scam you. It's evil, but it's purposeful.
This is urban legend panic. 23 headers of forwarding for me to get that ridiculous, bandwidth-chewing piece of garbage.
Oh, it has been, in the past.