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If it was a university project, they'd be using a university address. Now, I don't know about you, but I haven't heard of 'Research Project University', nor a uni with .org (they're usually .edu (US) or .ac.uk or similar).
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06-02-2005 09:41 PM
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JA, you did do a chain letter :undecided:. You sent it to -dt-, then he forwarded it onto me. and i... blah blah blah. don't you think that maybe someone along the line got this chain letter (the one where you tell all these things about yourself) with all CC and BCC email addresses. maybe yours was one :undecided:. the internet isn't 100% fake :undecided:

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Actually, i got one ages ago in my hotmail account from a Yahoo account, from a Gemma Brown also.... :|

didn't have the same subject and my gmail inbox is free from it :P

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06-03-2005 01:22 AM
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RE: WTF is this mail :|
I can't see how no one mentioned this.

It's not real at all. At all.

It's just a way to build an up to date spam list easily and by "hiring" volunteers that think they are helping a research project about what... oh, right, an University project for stats about what percentage of e-mails are chains! So how the hell are they going to get their percentages if you are only supposed to forward them chain letters? I mean, they'll get a 100% ratio.

Simple: you forward them a chain letter with your friend's addresses, your friends' friends' addresses, your friends' friends' friends' addresses and so on typed just nicely in plain text right there in the "to:" and "cc:" fields of the quoted messages. They parse the emails they receive, grab all the addresses, build an all new spam list from all your friends, friends' friends, friends' friends' friends, etc. and, hopefully, in a month send this very same request to all those addresses as well. Another chain reaction starts, with the result being them getting a fairly good quality database of people who are screaming to receive advertisements. After, em, of course, graduating from that fabulous university that studies e-mail chains *cough* :P
06-03-2005 02:45 AM
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even if they were real i still wouldnt wate my time supporting them and whenevr i get mail i just delete it without reading it enless its like an acivation code or my password or something similar or if it has a unique title from someone i know and it COULD be soemthing important i look at it and osmetimes keep it but mostly they send me jokes and pictures and chainletters and crap like that
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how can people fall for this kind of things?
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um nobody "falls" for it...they either just want to keep it going for something to do, dont really care and forward it and lots of little kids also dont relly know its not real and keep it going on...
06-03-2005 03:25 AM
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i dont mean who sends them, i mean the people whos 'workin' for this 'university'

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um nobody "falls" for it...they either just want to keep it going for something to do, dont really care and forward it and lots of little kids also dont relly know its not real and keep it going on...
He means the people who "fall" for this e-mail (the one in the 1st post) and actually forward forwards to this e-mail address @research-project.org
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Originally posted by ~!dylan!~
um nobody "falls" for it...they either just want to keep it going for something to do, dont really care and forward it and lots of little kids also dont relly know its not real and keep it going on...
He means the people who "fall" for this e-mail (the one in the 1st post) and actually forward forwards to this e-mail address @research-project.org

thanks thats exactly wat i meant(Y)
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