Every so often, you may get an email from a friend that probably has a zillion emails and says something like “WATCH OUT FOR THIS VIRUS!?!?!?!?! IT MAKES YOUR COMPUTER EXPLODE WHEN YOU OPEN AN EMAIL?!?!?!?!!?”
Okay, not exactly. A virus can’t cause the computer to explode — that would require faulty hardware, such as an overheating power supply. And you can’t get viruses simply by opening an email. Emails are text-only. You would have to open an attachment.
That is one example of a chain letter. If you’re like me, you’re getting sick of them. BreakTheChain.org is a resource about chain letters, such as examples of letters and why you shouldn’t send them. Check it out..