How2 Deal With Email/Chainmail Hoaxes.

For years I have been telling people why I don't open forwarded mail, or 'chain letter emails'.  Recently I took one of these chain letters and extracted the email addresses that it contained. 

Spammers know that if they appeal to our heart, our paranoia, and our fears we will pass these emails along and they can then intercept the growing mailing list.

This chain letter was less than a week old when I got it and in that week it had been circulated to 169+ people.  Many probably


How2 Preserve Your Newspaper Clippings:

Saving newspaper clippings for posterity can be a problem as there is a tendency for newsprint to turn yellow. There is a "bleaching' method which should prevent your articles from turning yellow and allow them to survive for up to 50 years. This simple homemade bath helps counteract the acid in newsprint that causes the yellowing/aging.

To be safe obtain more than one copy of your clipping as insurance against your first attempt suffering a mishap.

Mix and refrigerate [for 8 hours] 2 tablespoons of milk of magnesia with 1 quart of club soda.

Pour the mixture in a shallow pan and let one clipping set for an hour, make sure the pan can accommodate the largest clipping. Remove the clipping and remove the excess moisture by laying the clipping between several layers of paper towels and then let dry on a flat clean surface.

When complete store in an "archival-quality" album.

see also "Preserving Your Photos"

see also "How2 Scan Photos"

[1] "HELOISE: Preserve news clippings with bleaching process" Indianapolis Star: August 15, 1995