Trim Your Email Headers Before I Trim YOU!

I just got yet another email from yet another well-meaning acquaintance. She forwarded an email that has been forwarded at least 5 times before. She left the headers of each of the previous forwards intact, which means that ALL of the email addresses of all the people who’ve received this email before me are present in the top of the email.

Great. Lovely. Just what I needed. Another email that forces me to scroll past a mile long list of header info just to read. Scroll and scroll. Way to dilute your message there. Way to make it a job instead of a pleasure to read your email. I promise you I will NOT FORGET THIS!

What if your stupid email isn’t interesting enough to warrant all that frickin’ scrolling? What then? Then I’ve just wasted all that energy scrolling down the whole email. And I’ve put some wear and tear on my mouse.

Excuse me but it’s OK TO TRIM THAT SHIT OFF! The email is not going to self destruct if you trim the headers. It’s not going blow up your computer if you get rid of all those email addresses and To’s and From’s and Sent Date’s and Subject lines.

Christ almighty, some people should be required to pass an emailing test before they are allowed to inflict their bad humor on the rest of us!

I swear!

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3 Responses to “Trim Your Email Headers Before I Trim YOU!”

  1. stephenj2585
    April 12th, 2007 11:59

    Rivergirl, your posts are truly exciting. You have found a way to “blog” as I believe it should be done. blue-sky, free-form thinking. Pictures when you have them, poems as they work through your life.

    Amazing stuff.

    Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Steve in Auburn, GA

  2. RiverGirl
    April 13th, 2007 09:38

    Thanks Steve, I ought to post something in the next few days, but I’ve been busy with family visits and it’s thrown off my habits.

  3. Bob
    August 22nd, 2007 10:02

    Just discovered your blog yesterday via “Hurricane Cancun”…love it. Your thoughts about E-mail headers really hit a chord. I’d like to send it to several people who like to forward “stuff” to me.


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