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For objecting to people forwarding Fine Madeline emails

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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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MrsSpoon · 23/05/2007 12:31

I think it's you who is being unreasonable. I would jam up my whole inbox with Madeleine e-mails (or any other missing child for that matter) if it would make a difference to whether she was found or not. At least it's not willy enlargement, viagra or one of those plain cranky ones that makes no sense - these mails make no difference but the Madeleine one might.

gingerone · 23/05/2007 12:35

You are not being unreasonable. Am fed up with getting these things. I am not going to walk up to every Madeleine-looking kid I see in town and look them in the eye to see the birthmark / line thingy.

But if someone gets one who does not know about this, they will either bin it thinking it is spam or read it and it might help.

Can I ask a know how iridology is supposed to tell a lot about you by looking in your eyes, what does the line mean? Does it mean anything?

I am only asking as someone who practiced this once diagnosed something very very accurate about me that she would never ever have known about.

fluffyanimal · 23/05/2007 12:40

How do we know the email genuinely originated from Phil McCann? If this email gets overcirculated, it could slow down or stall some ISPs, as happened a few years ago with viruses like Melissa and Love. Even if it wasn't genuinely from the father but from some other person genuinely thinking it would help, if it affects ISP service, it could become counter-productive to the campaign. But it could all too easily be from a spammer profitting on people's sympathy, intending to cause trouble to ISPs. I say, delete it.

mosschops30 · 23/05/2007 13:14

I have just received something similar. Dont know what to do with it, feel bad for deleting it and not forwarding but dont want to piss people off by sending it to them and as others have said, not sure any of my mates will be of any use

roseybump · 23/05/2007 13:37

there is no point in getting angry or spending time on this thread. point blank -ANY exposure that this news has on that poor little girl is WORTHWHILE until such time as she is found. I received the first one in my in-box today - and have passed it to lots of overseas friends who may receive it for the first time. WHAT WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE DONE IF IT WERE YOUR CHILD WHO WAS MISSING - NOW GET ON WITH SOMETHING MORE CONSTRUCTIVE!>!>! PLease GOD let us find her and have herreturned safely to her parents!!!!!

donnie · 23/05/2007 13:39

here we go yet again.

roseybump · 23/05/2007 13:44

sorry donnie, what is your point?

americantrish · 23/05/2007 13:45

i just find reading the wide varied opinions on these threads interesting.

roseybump · 23/05/2007 13:46

ok - the last two messages have just made me feel sick. I'm out of here lest I should provide you with any further enjoyment. sad gits.

mosschops30 · 23/05/2007 13:47

so whats the verdict. Do i forward it or delete it?

americantrish · 23/05/2007 13:51

i didnt say is was for my amusement or entertainment, i am truly finding the differences in human opinion this this interesting. so hopefully that 'sad git' comment wasnt at me.

americantrish · 23/05/2007 13:52

mosschops> maybe email and ask people first if they would like it forwarded to them?

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House · 23/05/2007 14:01

i can see where you're coming from, but this may help this little girl get found, if so im willing to go along with it, however i dont know anyone abroad so i just delete it!

Iklboo · 23/05/2007 14:04

I work for a large organisation and one of my jobs is replying to emails in the company inbox. So far I've had about 500 "Find Madeleine" emails.
I am truly, truly sorry for the parents and I can't even begin to imagine what they're going through. But I can't see how emailing people in the UK who are already well aware of it is going to help much.

allgonebellyup · 23/05/2007 14:54

these emails are a waste of time.
its all just adding to the huge national phenomenon that is the maddie mccann case, and its all gone way out of hand.

put your efforts where its really needed.

laneydaye · 23/05/2007 17:49

Yet again im stunned....
How can any form of publicity be a waste of time????
It takes one person to see her little face!!

MayasMum · 23/05/2007 18:02

it is important that people see her face and are reminded.

furReal · 23/05/2007 18:07

I am amazed that people actually think this will do any good. People in the uk will already be aware so will delete the email as soon as received. People abroad are not aware so will look at the email, may forward it on and then will forget about it. It?s not newsworthy to them. If they are the kinds of people that forward spam emails, then they probably do so without thinking and probably without paying attention to what they?re forwarding.

According to a news article I read the other day, there are already hundreds of bogus find Maddy websites out there hoping to take advantage of people?s good nature.

The more this story surculates, the more negative its impact.

callaird · 26/05/2007 19:44

But if you send it on to one person and they send it one person abroad then that person will know more people abroad and send it and so more countries and people will know about her! What does it hurt? If you don't want to send it on, delete it without reading it. I have sent it on to people who I know that have contacts abroad and to people I know who are already abroad (even Australia!) If one person gets this e-mail and then sees her, her parents are going to re-united with their precious daughter! And I am sure that if anything (god forbid) was to happen to your child, you would be grateful for people putting this to the fore front of everyones mind. So I think YRBU.

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