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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Yahoo users - Is this true?

Has anybody else, that uses a yahoo e-mail account, received this forward? Or is it yet another attempt to store up e-maill adresses?

Here is the FW:

Dear YAHOO User,
>
>
> Because of the sudden rush of people
> signing up to YAHOO, it has come to our attention
> that we are vastly running out of resources. So,
> within a month's time,anyone who does not receive
> this email with the exact subject heading,will be
> deleted off our server. Please forward this email so
> that we know you are still using this account.
>
> We want to find out which users are
> actually using their YAHOO accounts. So if you are
> using your account, please pass this e-mail to every
> YAHOO user that you can and IF YOU DO NOT PASS this
> letter to anyone we will delete your account.
>
> From Mr. ALLEN SMITH
> YAHOO Admin. Dept.
>
> Our YAHOO system is getting to crowded!! We need
> you to forward this to at least 20 people. I know
> this seems like a large number, but we need to find
> out who is really using their account. If you do not
> send this to at least 10 YAHOO members, we will
> delete your account. Sorry for this inconvenience.
>
>
> Sincerely, Director of YAHOO Services
>
=== message truncated ===

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 05:20 PM
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smells like spam! Yahoo would never send out a message like this, they'd have no way to even monitor email headers (or would want to for that matter, or even have the authority to do it, except by court order).

forward it to yahoo and delete.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 05:26 PM
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That e-mail is a load of crap. Yahoo! would never send out an e-mail telling you to forward it to 10 other people. If their systems is getting so crowded, why would they tell people to forward tons of messages to other Yahoo! users?

Messages like this from free e-mail services (incl. Hotmail) are spam. I agree you should report and delete.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 06:06 PM
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No, can't be true. Yahoo! is currently working on a "Yahoo! Life" advertising campaign with only one goal: getting many more subscribers.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 08:51 PM
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And if they wanted to know if your account was active, you'd have to send the letter BACK to them, right? If they know you're active by you sending a letter to someone else... they'd already know you're active based on the fact that you're currently using the account.

Honestly, ANYTHING I get that tells me to forward to so many people is pure bull.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2005, 08:54 PM
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hotmail does something similar, only they will suspend your account if you don't log into the system once a month. that's how they tell if your active or not. believe me, i know THAT's true. i finally just gave up and now i just have a hotmail passport attached to my normal Elfwood email account, so that i can use MSN messenger, but i don't have a hotmail email account. my hotmail account just got spam all the time anyway.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-03-2005, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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I see. I had a strong doubt about it too. Why wouldn't they make a public announcement - it would be as simple as that. Instead of relying on forwards so the message reaches all the yahoo users.
I was curious to see if anybody else has received it because it came from a Romanian friend and there are in it lengthy groups of e-mail addresses with Romanian names.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-03-2005, 01:02 AM
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Yup, this is a hoax!
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