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Many Internet hoaxes involve messages purportedly from Microsoft, the Walt Disney Company, or even Victoria's Secret that encourage the reader to forward copies of the message to at least ten people, with the result that the reader will supposedly receive a reward. However, even the most primitive hacker knows that e-mail cannot be tracked by a third party to verify that a message was forwarded so many times. What's worse, I can't even read the messages that I'm supposed to forward, since the AOL lusers who send them to me don't take time to strip out the first 30KB of extra headers.

If I ever receive one of these messages from you, I will find the nearest blunt object and hit you with it. Hard.

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