One Billion Educational Chain Message Warning!
Today, with the click of a button, a message can be forwarded to hundreds of people at no apparent cost to the sender. If each of these "Good Samaritans" send the message to only ten other people (and most send to huge mailing lists), the ninth re-sending results in a billion messages, thereby, clogging the network and interfering with the receiving of legitimate e-mail messages. Factor in the time lost reading and deleting all these messages and you see a real cost to organizations and individuals from these seemingly innocuous messages.
How do you recognize a chain letter?
Sample of Chain Message Propagation: