View Full Version : how gullible do they think i am?

12-11-2002, 06:08 PM
i got this in my hotmail inbox a few days ago. honestly.


Dear Hotmail User,
Because of the sudden rush of people signing up to Hotmail, it has come to our attention that we are vastly running out of resources. So, within a month's time, anyone who does not receive this email with the exact subject heading, will be deleted off our server.Please forward this email so that we know you are still using this account.


We want to find out which users are actually using their Hotmail accounts. So if you are using your account, please pass this e-mail to every Hotmail user that you can and if you do not pass this letter to anyone we will delete your account.

From Mr. Jon Henerd

Hotmail Admin. Dept.

Our hotmail system is getting to crowded!! We need you to forward this to at least 20 people. I know this seems like a large number, but we need to find out who is really using their account. If you do not send this to at least 10 Hotmail members, we will delete your account. Sorry for this inconvenience.

Sincerely, Director of Hotmail Services

Aaron Lopez

Please do this! Some of my friends have already gotten deleted and you aren't allowed to send it back to the person who sent this email to you!!!

no really, do they expect us to believe this? first of all, if this were to happen, hotmail would send each of us an automated email telling us to reply back for confirmation, not start a bloody chain letter. secondly, hotmail is owned by MSN, the Microsoft Network, owned byt he richest man in the world, what are the chances of them running out of money and resources, very low.

but what amazes me is how many people did actually fall for it. on the email this was recieved with was a list of all of the email adresses that led this up to me, it's thousands (or at least hundreds) it's so ridiculouse, i can't believe it. how stupid are people?

12-11-2002, 08:55 PM
Oh my Lord *giggles*

12-11-2002, 10:12 PM
Feel bad for the people that don't know a lot about computers....
Scams... Pfh!
Like the expires on *insert todays date here* SIGN UP NOW!
Yoha's server has that.

12-12-2002, 02:59 AM
I've got this a long time ago.
I didn't fall for it though. Too smart ;)

01-03-2003, 05:20 AM
send to atleast 20 people" send to atleast 10 people" WHAT? lol.. theres a way to tell if its off msn... and thats by the envelope next to the delete box;)

for future reference 2 any1 who wanted 2 know!
I get tese all da time from "college" friends... sheesh

01-07-2003, 11:06 PM
I once heard there is no way for Hotmail to know who sends what e-mails, nor would they bother to find out.

The "space regulations", if you will, are: if you don't sign in on your account within x number of days, they delete it. Simple.

Al-back from the BigWhoop
01-08-2003, 12:15 AM
there r lots of stupid ppl in the world
hotmail says in their thingy that the only way to get your account "deactivated" (aka deleted) is by not accessing it in a month
another thing hotmail says is that "hotmail will never ask you for your password", and still hundreds of ppl reply to some1 pretending to b hotmail asking for their passwords...

tsc tsc tsc... :disapproval: