I get a lot of email. I have to sift through a bunch of garbage to see if there is anything worth reading.
There are a whole bunch of emails going around that demand to be forwarded to everybody you know. STOP!
Most of these fascinating stories, pictures, history, virus warnings, news articles, etc, are fake. http://www.snopes.com/ does a fantastic job of researching all the new (and old) emails going around.
Here’s what to do. Copy one line or a few words that are unique about this story and put it in a search engine. More likely than not, Snopes.com will be near the top.
I got an email today telling everybody about a new virus. Well here is the page that says it is a hoax:
Snopes.com says whether it is true or false. It it is true, just copy the Snopes url and paste it at the top of the email and forward it along. Your friends will thank you for the confirmation that it is true.
But, if it is false, please do not forward it.
President of the Committee to Keep Fake Stuff out of my Email Inbox Already!