Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Gov to charge for e-mail - HOAX
Re: Gov to charge for e-mail - HOAX
Paul S. Wolf
Thu, 3 Jun 1999 12:09:45 -0400
Terry Slade wrote:
> Can you imagine what would happen to this and other lists if this were
> to pass? Just think of all those that send personal e-mail to a list
> by reply instead of to the individual and tie up the 50 message limit.
> With over a thousand on the list, it could get expensive and the list
> would go away.
> Subject: Fw: Keep out USPS
> Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 19:32:50 -0500
> Federal charges for email:
> Please read the following carefully if you intend to stay online
> and continue using email: The last few months have revealed an
> alarming trend in the Government of the United States attempting to
> quietly push through legislation that will affect your use of the
As I suspected as soon as I started reading the above, Terry is the
victim of someone sending him an Urban Legend.
If you check the following URL, at the Urban Legends website, you will
see that its a complete fabrication.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:email@example.com
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office - Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org