Exactly. Rotten things. I always go to Snopes and check them out and then send the report back to whoever sent me the email. I am slowly educating my friends that they cannot believe all those sob stories.
If it is something to do with work, that needs to be read by someone else, or if it is a family update then yes. If it is one of those things that people send to everyone on their contacts list, then no.
I consider CHAIN emails,like the old Chain LETTERS to be the type which tell you that you must send to at least a certain numbrer of other people so that something will or will not happen!! NO!!! I hate receiving anything which resembles emotional blackmail,and I also hate sending this type of thing! If, however ,it is obvious that the email is just a bit of pure fun and nonsense,I will sometims send to a select few people with the the sense of the ridiculous as myself!!! The more serious and usually with supposed miserable outcomes if the recipient does not pass them on,can be very damaging to anyone who has
low self esteem or emotional problems.But then ,these afre the exacvt people who they are targetted at! Very cruel,and not even worth opening in gthe first place! I have not had one for a VERY long time,so I haven't needed to even delete one,let alone read one!!
I do not consider Funny emails,and most pictorial ones,as CHAIN. In fact I have discovered many incredible and amazing artists works through these emails,which in turn,prompts me to do research on these clever folk! WOW!!
Now THESE I will pass on with immense delight!!
No, never.I don't like their tactic of frightening people by saying ' it could turn out to be bad if you don't forward these to your friends & people that you know'.In fact what they do is unlawful.