Chain Mail Claims MSN Hotmail Running Out of Names for Accounts

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A bizarre spam making the rounds in the form of a chain email claims that MSN Hotmail is running out of account names “because too many inconsiderate people are taking up all the names”.

Here is it in full – please ignore it if you get it!

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Chain Mail Claims MSN Hotmail Running Out of Names for Accounts

“Hey it is tara and john the directors of MSN, sorry for the interruption but
msn is closing down. this is because too many inconsiderate people are
taking up all the name (eg making up lots of different accounts for just one
person), we only have 578 names left. If you would like to close your
account, DO NOT SEND THIS MESSAGE ON. If you would like to keep your
account , then SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST. This is no
joke , we will be shutting down the servers. Send it on, thanks. WHO EVER
DOES NOT SEND THIS MESSEAGE, YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CLOSED AND YOU WILL COST
10.00 A MONTH TO USE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LIST. NOW YOU
KNOW WHAT TO DO. PLEASE DO NOT FORWARD THIS or REPLAY. COPY THE WHOLE EMAIL.
GO BACK TO YOUR INBOX AND CLICK ON NEW. AND PASTE THANK YOU FOR YOUR
ATTENTION. It’s no joke if you don’t believe me then go to the site
( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/1189119.stm ) and see for yourself.
Anyways once you’ve sent this message to at least 18 contacts, your msn dude
will become blue.”

  
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Chain Mail Claims MSN Hotmail Running Out of Names for Accounts

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5 Replies to “Chain Mail Claims MSN Hotmail Running Out of Names for Accounts”

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  5. according to snopes this has been around since 1999, and it was a hoax then, and is still a hoax now.

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/overload.asp

    “gunner”

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