I was sent this via email. Is it true or a hoax?

  snowy30 23:34 08 Mar 07
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HAVE A READ !!!!!

hi guys Sorry to break the news, but looks like all of those warnings were
real! The use of msn and mail will cost money from summer 2007. If you send
this message to 18 different people from your list your little msn icon will
become blue and that will make it free for you. If you dont believe me go on
(click here) and see it yourself. Dont foward this message, copy paste it
so people will actually read it.

Hey it is Andy 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

  birdface 23:44 08 Mar 07

Delete it ,And dont pass it on.

  Stuartli 23:45 08 Mar 07

Why do you need to even ask?

  terryf 23:53 08 Mar 07

Doh!

  Kate B 23:55 08 Mar 07

Do people really fall for this kind of thing?

  Tim1964 00:18 09 Mar 07

snowy30,

If an email says "pass this on to everyone in your address book" than it's a hoax.

Saying that I still get sent messages like these from family members who have been using a PC for at least 10 years.....

  Z1100 00:19 09 Mar 07

give the person a break. Not everyone has had a PC for millions of years. A polite question deserves a respectful answer.

Please.
and snowy30; it's rubbish. Delete it. And feel free to ask any questions. I was taught that there are no stupid questions, just stupid people that will not ask questions.

Hanx!
K.

  snowy30 01:06 09 Mar 07

Thats what I thought the forums are for to enable ppl to ask questions no matter how stupid. Not to criticise them.

  phono 01:18 09 Mar 07

Quite right you are and fair play to Z1100, not everyone has been using a PC, let alone had Internet access, for a prolonged period of time.

As Z1100 has said, ignore any derogatory comments and just delete the email, it's a hoax.

  Snec 02:16 09 Mar 07

On the other hand there could some truth in it.

  pac73 02:30 09 Mar 07

Totally agree with you.

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