Did you hear the one about Canada Post wanting to charge a 5-cent surcharge on every email sent … [ read more ]? Or the one that claims Microsoft and AOL will pay you money each time you forward their email to your friends and colleagues … [ read more ]?

These types of emails are referred to as Netlore, a rumour, story or announcement that is typically spread through emails. While they are mostly harmless, being aware of them means you don’t need to spend time wondering about them.

If you’re not sure if you have received one of these emails, click here for a complete listing of Internet hoaxes and urban legends.