Thursday, July 20, 2006

For those that do not know, you should after this blog...

Do ya'll ever get tired of getting emails with attachments that you hafta click on over and over again. I think my highest count was 7. I detest it! Not the persons that send them, but the fact that I really don't like to overwork my clicker when not necessary. I also detest emails with headers from 999 forwards. There is a remedy for this.

There are IMO a hidden TOS (terms of service) in emailing too. Although be it-- only common sense and common courtesy, I think folks either do not know better or just don't care.Am I suppose to be impressed with whom you email with or intrigued even more when the next click has another friend with ALL of their emails friends addresses? It is annoying and none of the names on the list impress me in the least. So if left to impress, it failed to do so. If left just because you do not know any better, then you are excused. Others may just be lazy and click forward and say the heck with it!

I am gonna help ya 'cause I hesitate to give a good friend an emailing scolding. I actually think I have enough addresses of folks in the US that I could start a website consisting of emails from all of our states, but that sounds sorta like work to me. Due to sheer laziness that I spoke of earlier, rather than type out the proper way to forward emails, I will use one already done so elegantly by an old and dear high school friend from TN. It reads:

Do you really know how to forward e-mails?
50% of us do; 50% do NOT. Do you wonder why you get viruses or junk mail? Do you hate it? Every time you forward an e-mail there is information left over from the people who got the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses. As the messages get forwarded along, the list of addresses builds, and builds, and builds, and all it takes is for some poor person to get a virus, and his (her) computer can send that virus to every e-mail address that has come across his computer. Or, someone can take all of those addresses and sell them or send junk mail t! o them in the hopes that you will go to the site and he will make five cents for each hit. That's right, all of that inconvenience over a nickel! How do you stop it? Well, there are two easy steps:

1) When you forward an e-mail, DELETE all of the other addresses that appear in the body of the message. That's right, DELETE them.

Highlight them and delete them, backspace them, cut them, whatever it is you know how to do. It only takes a second.

But you MUST click the "Forward" button first, then you will have full editing capabilities against the body and headers of the message, which contain everyone's e-mail address.

If you don't click on "Forward" first, you won't be able to edit the message at all

2) Whenever you send an e-mail to more than one person, do NOT use the To: or Cc: columns for adding e-mail address.

Always use the BCC: (blind carbon copy) column for listing the e-mail addresses.

This is the way that people you send to only see their own e-mail address. If you don't see your BCC: option click on where it says To: and your address list will appear. Highlight the address and choose BCC: and that's it, it's that easy.

The sole intent of this blog is to maybe help someone know how to keep others from over using their clickers. God Bless!


Ron Southern said...

Good one, teacher! More people need to read that!

Gattina said...

It's very interesting what you write ! Although I had some difficulties to find out what y'll and hafta ment ! I also feel that blogging made my retired life much more interesting and fullfilled. Come and have a look at my travel blog :

and funny cat stories
All the best from Belgium

Moobear said...

Nice to meet you gattina, thank you for visiting my blog. Never met anyone from Belgium before, so I am delighted. I am in the southern part of the US where we talk a bit different from folks up north. Ya'll and hafta (for- you all and- have to) is called "slang" if you want to get down right proper :), but since I ain't no good at being proper I am just plain ole Claudia and the southern in me just comes out. I am sure you are not the first to be confused. :) I also noticed we have much in common, even our age. I have bookmarked your blog and will read it further when time permits.I too, will return the favor of a comment.
God Bless!

Moobear said...

Thank you for the links. Maybe some of my readers will find something they need to know.Thank you for the visit and I wish you a good day.
God Bless!