First of all, this is not a "blame" game for my having to reformat my hard drive. I just feel that if I eliminate "forwards" it will eliminate one huge source of virus contamination. The ones that run in the "background" are the most difficult to detect, quarantine, and/or eradicate. If I do it myself by surfing the internet, doing research, then I can be frustrated with on one, other than myself.
If you can take time to "forward" something to a mass of people, how about just taking a minute to say "hi", "I love you", or "thinking about you", or send me a hyperlink, if applicable. I would rather receive that, than any "forward". Also, I don't like being on everyone else's email list, when I don't know most of those people, nor do they know me.
I will apologize now to those of you who will be offended by my request. Honestly, most of them just get a "delete, delete, delete" before I even read them (especially if they are long and wordy). If it's important enough, copy and paste the content (not everyone's emails) and send me a personal email. I love hearing from all my friends and family but, personally, I would rather receive something more personal in my email box.
I receive many christian or spirit-filled things. I have been on the internet long enough to know that even the most heart-felt of "forwards" are generally spammers and hackers depending on your "heart" and "emotions" in order to get your "information" and hacking into your email accounts, and your personal information - i.e. bank account (if you do that), credit cards, etc.
Thank you. ~nr lenz