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For objecting to people forwarding Fine Madeline emails

44 replies

islandofsodor · 22/05/2007 20:13

I really can't see how filling peoples inboxes with SPAM is going to help. Surely everyone has seen the papers ?TV etc by now.

I've had the same email 5 times today from people I hardly know.

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islandofsodor · 22/05/2007 20:14

Opps that should of course be FIND Madeleine.

I totally feel for her poor parents but this is getting too much.

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NurseyJo · 22/05/2007 20:20

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singingmum · 22/05/2007 20:25

not unreasonable.Don't have e-mails about any other missing children why this one!
Am fed up now with all this.If she is ok then she is on the continent somewhere not UK and I for one feel that we would all be better off looking for one of the many that have gone missing here right now.
I have said it before but I'll repeat myself I feel sad for the little girl but there are others out there with more chance of being found.
Also I know I sound heartless so no need to tell me so.


katierocket · 22/05/2007 20:25

spam is spam
not sure you'd start an email about every spam email you got?


Macdog · 22/05/2007 20:28

I'm with talktalk, they're adding a 'find Madeline' to each email I send automatically.
It's annoying me cos I can't help and I'm pretty sure no-one I know can help either.

If I could help, I would obviously


southeastastra · 22/05/2007 20:29

yes agree with you islandofsodor


furReal · 22/05/2007 20:35


it's spam.

I haven't received one. nor do I intend to send any.


WanderingTrolley · 22/05/2007 20:41

If you are in the uk, and you receive one from a friend, also in the uk, you have reasonable grounds for blocking them from msn for a period of not less than one week, even if it includes their sodding birthday.

I think forwarding the posters to friends and relations abroad is a good idea, but who in the uk isn't aware of Madeleine's abduction now?


dinny · 22/05/2007 20:44

God, is it really a big deal to receive a few e-mails if by ONE person receiving it, the enquiry may helped in some way??

Yes, you are being totally unreasonable.


CountTo10 · 22/05/2007 20:48

I know what you're saying cause now I've had it and forwarded it on once I just delete it but each person that's sending it just thinks they are doing the right thing and not necessarily aware you've already got it lots of times.


nightowl · 22/05/2007 21:14

people you "hardly know" may think that you could have relatives, friends or colleagues in spain and that if so, you would be happy to forward the emails.

it takes but a few seconds to delete a mail you've already seen, less time than it takes to post a message on mumsnet.

i DO have family in spain and wish someone would forward it to me in all honesty.


2shoesisanoldlady · 22/05/2007 21:30

i have to agree with the op. i got one from my oldest friend and my cousen. ffs they know that i watch the news and don't go abroad so what is the point.


laneydaye · 22/05/2007 21:39

Been on here today 1st time in months, so what the hell is wrong with some of you people???? Eh? god i delete spam emails daily whats the hassel to delete a few more?
Please stay away from threads whrere you know your gonna make STUPID remarks about a horrendous awful heartbreaking thing that has happened and think yourself lucky it hasnt happened to you..


CountTo10 · 22/05/2007 21:56

Without starting a fight, have you ever thought about taking your own advice and instead of posting RUDE remarks, take a deep breath, and go off to post somewhere else muttering under your breath like most people??


mumemma · 22/05/2007 22:16

Yes you are. I get more upset by getting asked if I want a bigger dick, viagra or cure for baldness but I don't feel the need to create an AIBU post about it. Just press delete, it's quick and painless or even better forward to someone who might be able to help.

Don't worry, your precious time won't be taken up much longer as the campaign will he hard to sustain but maybe you could just put up with it a little longer because somebody somewhere might be able to help.

Don't really want a fight but I think this thread is unnecessary - if it was your daughter, you might feel a bit upset if you found a group of mothers moaning about their inboxes being filled up, rather than proactively trying to help.


CountTo10 · 22/05/2007 22:37

What if we all collected a small amt of money each time we receive one of these emails and then each month pay it over to the search fund and then at least something constructive can come out of it?


agnesnitt · 22/05/2007 23:20

Macdog, you are jesting aren't you?

That's dire on behalf of your ISP. Complain away!



Macdog · 23/05/2007 09:01

Agnes, I jest not


LieselVentouse · 23/05/2007 09:10

Yes you are being unreasonable - think of what that family are going through compared with the trauma that you are in having to delete a few emails


hippipotami · 23/05/2007 11:32

No, you are not being unreasonable. This Madeleine thing has gone way over the top. I genuinly hope she is found, but take a look at the missing persons website - where are the posters/ribbons/emails/funds for all the other children?


doyouwantfrieswiththat · 23/05/2007 12:07

there are a lot of missing children out there you say, and you're getting arsey about publicising the search for one???

tell me again what your point is.

At least two maybe three of the 'possible' sightings of Madeleine were by people who thought what they were seeing was suspicious but had no idea there was a missing child of her description.

how would you feel if that was your child.

just delete the mails fgs


Angeliz · 23/05/2007 12:09

IMO you are being unreasonable.
What harm is a press of a button if one e-mail in a million might just get to someone who doesn't know


Stigaloid · 23/05/2007 12:11

YANBU - you should never feel annoyed at receiving unsolicited email - no matter what the cause is for. Spam is spam and it is annoying when it takes up your inbox and you have not requested it.


DrNortherner · 23/05/2007 12:15

Yes you are being unreasonable. It's not Spam per se. It's hardly an email about Viagra or penis enlargers is it.


americantrish · 23/05/2007 12:23

i've not gotten any of those emails, but then again, i'm careful where i put my email address and who has it.
i dont think its unreasonable, as a lot of people are going to delete them and not to mention, attachments with maddie on them are perfect targets for computer viruses, etc....

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