Debunking E-Mail Myths
The titan of all urban legends pages. superb site which includes in-depth articles dubunking or verifying common urban legends and chain letters. be sure to check out the inboxer rebellion section.
This site always has the latest story debunking fake chain letters (Disney, Microsoft, free Nike, little kids with cancer, etc.) if you want to make sure it’s true, which it probably isn’t, check it out here.
This page gives you the low down on computer viruses and the ways you can and cannot get them through the e-mail. it stays up-to-date on the latest hoaxes.
Besides debunking e-mail rumors, this site offers a service which e-mails previous recipients of a hoax and informs them that the message they received was fake.
Web site dedicated to discovering which chain letters are real and which are just hoaxes. good section called “anatomy of a rumor” which examines why and how hoaxes spread.
Nice form letter you can use to explain why chain letters are bad.
More E-Mail Junk
Another fairly large collection of chain letters sorted alphabetically. also has drinking games.
A collection of funny emails that get forwarded around the internet.
Information on E-mail Junk and Chain Letters
Lots and lots and lots of links to probably every page on the web that has anything remotely to do with chain letters.
Official definition of chain letters and why certain kinds are illegal.
An extensive research paper on chain letters analyzing their evolution. good source if you are writing a paper or just want to know more about this aspect of internet folklore.