Sunday, June 18, 2006

Report: 86% of E-Mail Traffic is Spam!

I admitted that I've forwarded/sent some useless emails when I started using internet. Since I found out that those emails are actually useless and sometimes annoyed to other people, I stopped forwarding chain emails. Reports show that, "Of the 25 billion messages we processed in May, an astounding 86 percent were malicious or spam," said Andrew Lochart, senior director of marketing for Postini, a messaging security firm based in San Carlos, Calif. Please read below post from if you forward those email and think again if it is worth to forward those emails for using pricious bandwidth.

To all my thoughtful friends,
My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all of you who have taken the time and trouble to send me "forwards" over the past twelve months.
Thank you for making me feel safe, secure, blessed, and wealthy.
Extra thanks to whoever sent me the one about the rat crap in the glue on envelopes cause now I have to go get a wet towel every time I need to seal an envelope.
Also, I scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.
Because of your concern, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.
I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on their cans.
I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.
I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.
I no longer use cancer-causing deoderants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.
I no longer go to shopping malls because someone might drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.
I no longer recieve packages from nor send packages by UPS or FedEx since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.
I no longer answer the telephone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.
I no longer eat KFC because their "chickens" are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.
I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change when I get my free replacement pair from Nike.
I no longer have to buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.
I no longer have to worry about my soul because at last count I have 363214 angels looking out for me.
Thanks to you, I have learned that God only answers my prayers if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish in five minutes.
I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl that is about to die in the hospital (for the 1387258th time).
I no longer have any money at all - but that will change once I recieve the $15000 that Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.
Yes, I want to thank you so much for looking out for me that I will now return the favour!
If you don't send this e-mail to 144000 people in the next seven minutes, a large pigeon with a wicked case of diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 PM (CST) this afternoon. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second-husband's cousin's beautician.


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