Chain letters are letters which promise a phenomenal return on a small effort. Also there are
the 'sick' chain letters where supposed patients like to get email messages.
Beware that chain letters are illegal. Net sites which do not discourage electronic chain letters risk losing their net connections, as they have the potential for wasting great amounts of bandwidth and disk space.
Common chainletters :
$800 from Microsoft
Please do not forward chainletters.
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What is email bombing?
This is when someone subscribes your email address to a large number of mailing lists.
Mailing lists are special interest groups that share and exchange information on a common topic of interest with one another via email. Mailing lists are very popular and can generate a lot of daily email traffic - depending upon the mailing list. Some generate only a few
messages per day, others generate much, much more.
When youve been unknowingly subscribed to hundreds of mailing lists, your incoming email traffic can be measured in the hundreds or thousands.
The idea is to overwhelm your inbox. Imagine checking for email and finding out you have hundreds or thousands of messages waiting for you to download!