You will get nothing for forwarding emails, except upset friends. 🙂
Surprisingly, this one and others like it are still listed among the top hoaxes being forwarded around the net. There are several variants, but the idea is the same. It is very similar to the Dear YAHOO User chain letter.
This first appeared around November 2003. The hoax claims that people who forwarded it to enough people would receive more functionality. Here’s a sample:
Hotmail is offering active users the new Extra Storage block & contact feature!
Ever wanted to know if you have been blocked? With the new block & contact feature available for MSN Messenger you will now be able to have up to 500 contacts on your list, and be able to see who is blocking you! Extra Storage downloads are now offering you the download FOR FREE! Read down to learn how to get this, quickly and easily!
Extra Storage features don’t stop there!
No, Extra Storage feature doesn’t just mean new special block & contact features. You will now be able to create new accounts with a single click and run as many MSN Messengers as you want (use different accounts at once)!
Get Extra Storage
It’s easy. Everyone with an hotmail.com or msn.com account can get these upgrades FOR FREE!
Send this email to 5 people for the free Block feature!
Send this email to 10 people for both the Block feature and contact list extender (500 contacts)!
Send this email to 15 people for the Block feature, Contact extender, Account maker AND multi MSN!
If you do this you will receive a pop up message from our admin giving you the upgrade for MSN Messenger!
If you receive this or a similar message, please do not forward it to your friends and colleagues. Forwarding unsolicited chain letters wastes time and bandwidth.