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Is this email about the MIcrosoft email BETA test BS?

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posted on Apr, 13 2004 @ 03:29 PM
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i got this email saying that microsoft is giving money to those who help them test their emailt beta test, or something like that.

here is the email:

This was forwarded to me...
>
>
> To all of my friends, I do not usually forward messages, But this is
> from my good friend Pearlas Sandborn and she really is an attorney.
>
>
>
> If she says that this will work - It will work. After all, What have
> you got to lose?
> SORRY EVERYBODY.. JUST HAD TO TAKE THE CHANCE!!!
> I'm an attorney, And I know the law. This thing is for real.
> Rest assured AOL and Intel will follow through with their promises
for
fear
> of facing a multimillion-dollar class action suit similar to the one
> filed by PepsiCo against General Electric not too long ago.
>
>
>
> Dear Friends;
> Please do not take this for a junk letter. Bill Gates sharing his
> fortune. If you ignore this, You will repent later. Microsoft and AOL
> are now the largest Internet companies and in an effort to make sure
> that Internet Explorer remains the most widely used program,
Microsoft
> and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.
>
>
>
> When you forward this e-mail to friends, Microsoft can and will track
> it ( If you are a Microsoft Windows user) For a two weeks time
period.
>
>
>
> For every person that you forward this e-mail to, Microsoft will pay
> you $245.00 For every person that you sent it to that forwards it on,
Microsoft
> will pay you $243.00 and for every third person that receives it, You
> will be paid $241.00. Within two weeks, Microsoft will contact you
for
> your address and then send you a check.
>
>
>
> Regards.
> Charles S. Bailey
>
>
>
> I thought this was a scam myself, But two weeks after receiving this
> e-mail and forwarding it on. Microsoft contacted me for my address
and
> withindays, I receive a check for $24,800.00. You need to respond
> before the beta testing is over. If anyone can affoard this, Bill
> gates is the man.
>
>
>
> It's all marketing expense to him. Please forward this to as many
> people
as
> possible.
> You are bound to get at least $10,000.00.
> We're not going to help them out with their e-mail beta test without
> getting a little something for our time. My brother's girlfriend got
> in on this a few months ago. When i went to visit him for the
> Baylor/UT game. She
showed
> me her check. It was for the sum of $4,324.44 and was stamped "Paid
in
> full"
>
>
>
> Like i said before, I know the law, and this is for real.
>
>
>
> Intel and AOL are now discussing a merger which would make them the
largest
> Internet company and in an effort make sure that AOL remains the most
> widely used program, Intel and AOL are running an e-mail beta test.
>
>
>
> When you forward this e-mail to friends, Intel can and will track it(
> if you are a Microsoft Windows user)for a two week time period.
>
>
>
> TRy it; What have you got to lose????

so what do you think???

BS or NOT?




posted on Apr, 13 2004 @ 06:32 PM
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Yep, it is bull#. All email chains are. You won't ever actually get something for fowarding email chains-crap, except maybe ennemies.

BTW, there's a computer forum.



posted on Apr, 13 2004 @ 11:03 PM
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so wtf? why the hell do people start these damn things? its not like they can get anything for doin it.



posted on Apr, 13 2004 @ 11:54 PM
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Originally posted by chrisnolefan
so wtf? why the hell do people start these damn things? its not like they can get anything for doin it.


I call them email cloggers.
The theroy is, if you can produce a good enough story, and get enough people forwarding the damn thing, then your email server and others will eventually slow down. But it takes a really good story to get that many people moving it along .
It's mostly a pain in the neck.




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