Email forwards tend to be generated by nincompoops. They seem to believe that email domains/businesses/ghosts can track your emails and see how many people you send them to.
Often people believe ill babies will get money from AOL. Or perhaps that sending it to 30 people will grant a wish of your choice, improve your luck and or sex life.
The worst part of this phenomenon is that many people believe it. Please don't join them.
"I didn't send this on, now I'm dead"