E-mail is a clever and functional way of contacting your friends, family and harrasing people you dont even know, but just like the good old snail mail chain letters still exist. It's like a virus spreading through the networks and hogging all my bloody bandwidth. Chain letters in electronic form dont always prompt you to send them on. Most use a good story that sounds like it could be true and people automatically forward them to work buddies etc..... The Urban Legend Hall of Fame has some good examples of these. Take a looksey.