In addition to the sheer annoyance of receiving forwarded emails with hundreds of email addresses visible in the body of the message, warning you about something or another (and urging you to email all your friends), there is a high probability that the message itself is simply not true. Next time you get one, instead of forwarding it on, look it up at Snopes.com to determine its validity. The most widely spread urban legends are summarized here.
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Feldman, Barbara. "Forwarded Emails." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 28 Aug. 2007. Web. 1 Oct. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/273/forwarded-emails/ >.