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Email to Save AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messaging, and ICQ-Fiction!
email says that your favorite instant messaging service is about to eliminate
or start charging for its instant messaging
service because of "bad reports" or because of high
costs. Votes are needed and you are
asked to sign the bottom of the email and pass it along.
Truth This is a hoax. There is no such threat from
or ICQ. Also,
this story suffers from the "Forwarded Email
Syndrome." There is no way that your forwarded email will
help because nobody is tracking it and there is not any instruction
as to what to do with the votes if they are ever collected.
A real example of the story as it has been circulated:
We have a serious issue going on here.
America Online is about to delete it's Instant Message because of so many bad reports.
We need for everyone to sign their name at the bottom of this e-mail.
We need 500 votes to keep Instant Messages alive.
Copy it and then paste it and then send away. If you don't leave your name down, that just makes it a less chance for us to keep AOL Instant Message and then we will have to use e-mail all of the time and that would be very stupid.
So copy and start sending!!!!!! aight peeps we ONLY have 151 names come on!!!!!!! Names Go here......
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