It’s time to talk about one of the major annoyances of the 21st century.
A few years ago, I asked my friends not to send me those mass emails that make the rounds. You know, the ones that instruct you to forward them to eight other people and in eight minutes all your dreams will come true? Those. Are you still waiting for all your dreams to come true, too?
I’ve pretty much stopped getting them. But a few friends still send me select mass emails.
Now, those are usually pretty good and most are worth getting.
But what is NOT worth getting is the accompanying multiple lists of people who have received the email before me.
Because the sender doesn’t bother to delete those strings of addresses.
To get to the content, you must scroll down through dozens and dozens of forwards.
Sometimes, my email truncates after the forwards and I never get the content. Just the strings of email addresses.
On the infrequent ocassions that I forward mass emails, I am always careful to remove the prior addresses.
But most people don’t bother with that nicety. It’s really annoying.
Here’s the protocol. Don’t forward. Cut and paste, unless you’d lose content that way. And if you do forward, remove the earlier strings.
So I’m going on notice now. I’m deleting forwarded emails unread if I have to scroll past other prior addresses.
Thank you. That is all.