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View Poll Results: What do you do with unwanted forwards from friends?
delete and ignore the email 7 50.00%
respond, and tell them to stop 4 28.57%
block them from your email 0 0%
other? 3 21.43%
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Email forwards from friends......

I'm curious to know what all of you do about "forwards" we all get in our email boxes from friends or acquaintances that you don't appreciate. I'm not talking about anyone here, but I seem to be on the lists of many who I only hear from with annoying forwards, from bashing Obama to inferring I don't love Jesus if I don't forward them on to others, to "you are loved and if you love me too, you'll send this back" Gahhh

I've quietly put up with it all for many years by just using my delete option, but I have one nerve left and I'm about to blow after today. How do you handle this? I know I'm not alone with this problem.

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
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I tell them truthfully that I do not appreciate the political ones. Some are cute and have a nice sentiment, I edit them and send them back to the person with all references for sending them back or forward to your address book removed. I always make sure I edit out ALL the forwards and other e-mail addresses.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:38 PM   #3
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I delete them. And let them know.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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How do you tell them PF and Dawg? I just can't find the words I guess.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:44 PM   #5
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I tell them I hear enough bashing of elected officials on the news and at work, I really don't need to get it in my e-mail, too. Please do not send political e-mail, it just causes problems and hurt feelings.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:59 PM   #6
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Generally, I just delete them. I very rarely send anything on to someone else, even if it is a nice thought. Forwarding email has its uses, I reckon. It mainly just fills up the inbox with trivial mess. JMHO.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:16 AM   #7
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I just delete them
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:20 AM   #8
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You may not believe this, but I rarely get emails like that. To begin with, I very rarely give out my "real" email address to anyone. But when I do I always warn people up front that if they ever spam me or give my email address to others, they will be blocked and removed from my contact list.

It may be blunt, but it works.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:26 AM   #9
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If I know they are political, I send them to spam. Then no more from that IPO. Otherwise I just delete without even opening them.

But sometimes that can backfire. A friend was always sending me her "Oh whoa is me" emails. I was just deleting them without even reading them. I knew they would be so depressing and full of all the ills that had befallen her family.

So one day I get a call. "Addie, how come you never respond to my emails?"

"I only open the ones I am expecting like my bank statement. I just get too many to open and read them all." I never got another one from her. And I have lost complete touch with her.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:33 AM   #10
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I hate to get those emails. Political, religious, chain letters, etc. I send them an email back expressing my feelings and ask them to stop. So far, they have so they're still my friends.

If you just delete them, you guarantee you'll keep getting them and keep getting aggravated.
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