Forward An Email to Save AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messaging, and ICQ-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This 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.
This is a hoax. There is no such threat from AOL, MSN, 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.