I wanted to write an entry about forwarding emails, but I face a dilemma. Sometimes, I don’t mind getting a forwarded email. Most of the time, I do. And, as it turns out, sometimes I forward emails.
Good grief. It’s too complex.
There’s no hard and fast rule, except to say, if you don’t know me well enough to borrow money – don’t forward email to me.
The forwards that really perturb me are the ones where the sender has taken no personal initiative, nor done any personal research, and just loads his address book and hits send! You know the ones. As you scroll down, you can see it’s been forwarded before and before that as well.
In the pre-Internet days, these would have been Xeroxed through enough generations to become smudgy with thickened and pixelated letters.
So many of these forwards are bogus virus warnings or other info of dubious value. Don’t the people sending these understand, information as valuable as what they think they have, won’t be parsed out through them!
The real problem is, how can you tell the forward sender without offending them?