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10 Chain Emails That Haunted Your Youth

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Chain letters didn’t begin with the Internet, and they didn’t die with AOL mail. But back in the early days of the Internet — before anybody but programmers knew what pixels were, and “search engine optimization” just wasn’t a thing — chain emails saw their golden age

These exclamation-heavy missives, riddled with typos, infiltrated our inboxes and haunted our dreams. We wondered, would Bloody Mary come after us because we hit “delete”? Had we missed our chance to earn a share of Bill Gates‘s millions?

In the end, we hit “send.” After all, we’d rather live with the consequences of being the annoying forwarding friend than be killed by “Little Clarissa” — or worse still, have our crush reject us at school, like, in public. Read more…

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