Do you still recieve chain letters in your mail?

Philippines
April 10, 2008 9:09am CST
I have just received a chain letter from a friend whom I have not communicated for long. I always get some chain letters or forwarded messages from friends and sometimes I occasionally forward to my friends also if its worth forwarding and sharing. Do you still receive chain letters and forwarded messages? Do you send them out also?
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@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
10 Apr 08
I have never received any chain letter emails for a long time now. Even when I got those, I never bothered forwarding it to other people. Like what they are, chain letters are meant to be spread continuously. But someone just have to stop these rumours whatsoever, and I always find it more meaningful to stop spreading from my own...
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• Philippines
10 Apr 08
Hi Chunter. Some chain letters are not rumors at all in my opinion. Some are wonderful stories that can be touching to us and for those mails like that, I love to share with my friends and relatives that it may touch them too.
@applefreak (3135)
• Singapore
11 Apr 08
yes i do receive them on a regular basis. sometimes it's about friendship, other times about life. i only forward those that i find meaningful. for those i forward, i make sure i delete the part about sending it to how many people for good luck. to me, the good luck bad luck part is purely rubbish. i only forward the email because i find the message inside meaningful. there are quite a few that really makes me sit up and take a good look at my life.
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@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
Yes, I do and forward it to friends if it is worth sending. My problems is I dont have much of my friens email address so I cant send them. But I save those worthy of saving. I asked this chain letter thing to a priest and he told me just ignore it. Usually at the end of the letter there are some notes that if you will not able to send, luck will go, or something will happen bad to that effect. Even on text messages I am sending that, if it is a goodwill one I do send sometimes, but not all. Its waste of money and time.
@Shaun72 (15970)
• Palatka, Florida
10 Apr 08
Maybe the cute ones that I like. A lot of them though I just delete. Like the ones that say this email will make you rich. Yeah right.
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@benthose (476)
• India
10 Apr 08
I can tolerate forwarded interesting messages.. But not the irritating chains like: The blah blah cancer patient needs help.. Or send this message to blah blah people and watch you dream come true!! Absolute crap.. I hate them, and I am surprised whu my own friends would follow the instructions and send it to all and bug them..
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@kykidd (6825)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Usually, I receive them from just one or two people who will forward them on. Most of my friends are like me and figure they don't want to send them on. Then there are a lot of my friends who don't like anyone to forward anything for fear their email address might get passed on to spammers or something of the sort.
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10 Apr 08
I tend to get a lot of chain mails and forwarded messages these days, and I simply don't have the time or the patience with them. Those that say "send to 10 friends or you will have bad luck" are instantly deleted, and I don't send them out at all. To be honest, they annoy the heck out of me some days as I check my email and find a load of them.
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@Asylum (37642)
• Manchester, England
10 Apr 08
I have not seen a chain letter for a long time now and I thought that they had disappeared altogether. During the heyday when these were commonplace I tended to receive quite a lot, but I never bothered to pass them on.
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@cednik (234)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Simple NO! Chain letters sucks. Everytime when I recive one iam saying in my mind LOL. These peoples only want to be more visible.
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@jenni7202 (1599)
• United States
10 Apr 08
I personally have not given anyone my email address, because I can't stand chain letters! I used to hate getting them, because all of my friends were friends with one another, so I was recieve the same chain letter some 10 times each! I changed my email address and didn't tell any of them, lol. I know, that's mean, but what they don't know won't hurt them! I do recieve a lot of chain text messages, and some are funny, but most of the time they annoy me too.
@checapricorn (16076)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Yes but never have time to forward it since its time consuming for me plus I just of course pray that all the courses they have included there for not doing the forwarding will be out of reality! Every time I will get like that, I wont read it then delete it right away!
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@rombi001 (943)
10 Apr 08
Unfortunately I still do receive chain letters and still never forward them... And here I am still alive with no 7 years of bad luck or anything of that sort! I really hate it when you get this really good messege about something that has happened but at the end they say if you don't forward this you will die or whatever.. It spoils the whole messege and you don't really want to send it to anyone any more... I mean come on how many of you who have forwarded it have found the love of your life the next day? or won the lottery!!
• India
10 Apr 08
yes i received many chain letter but i never foreword it, almost all message are funny but i already know i always make my message and send to my friend i think my friends have no time for making message.
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• Philippines
10 Apr 08
I still receive lots of these chain letters through email. Some of them come from friends. Others come from acquaintances. I hate it when I get to receive such "junks". I do not really forward these to my friends because it's really a waste of time.
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• Indonesia
17 Apr 08
I rarely got chain emails nowadays. Usually I would only read them and then keep it for myself, or delete the emails when I found “okay, I got it”. I rarely sent them out again, unless the information was urgent and worth to share, but of course I would make some self research about the validity of the information being shared in the chain emails first.
@MsTickle (24726)
• Australia
19 Apr 08
That's a good idea and very thoughtful of you. They are all a load of rubbish.
@lkbooi (16104)
• Malaysia
12 May 08
Yeah, today I have received a chain letter from my friend. It is about sweating daily is good for our health. According the information, athletes who sweats a lot daily for decades of years are found could free away from having cancer as the daily perspiration could help to remove the toxin and heavy metal from our body. So we are encouraged to have regular exercise weekly to stay away from illness. I think this is an informative email so I forward it to my relatives and friends without any hesitation.
@mishastar (740)
• United States
2 May 08
Yes I do receive chain letter still. But they are mostly found in my spam box. I do not forward them because I believe that they are a waste of time.
@mishastar (740)
• United States
2 May 08
Yes I do receive chain letter still. But they are mostly found in my spam box. I do not forward them because I believe that they are a waste of time.
@MsTickle (24726)
• Australia
19 Apr 08
Chain letters and forwards are a load of rubbish. So many people send them to me with all the emails addresses of everyone who has forwarded them and who they sent them to. I received one today that had hundreds of names with addresses on it. This provides many people with a mailing list for spam and is potentially harmful if someone unscrupulous gets onto this info. Any mail you forward should have the forwarding address in the BCC group with a semi colon (;) in the "To" section. That way the other peoples addresses do not show up.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
There are some chain letters that are formed as spam thats why they go straight to the junk mails.. I do receive sometimes but i dont bother to read it because it is a chain letter and that is something that I cant compromise with.