How to Stop Annoying Email Forwards
StopForwarding.com a blunt, yet effective tool
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2010 1:57 PM CDT
Stopforwarding.com politely asks your friends to stop forwarding junk email to you.

(Newser) – Mass email forwards can quickly cross the line from amusing distraction to unwanted annoyance. If you care deeply about stopping someone you know from sending borderline -spam, you might be bold enough to try stopforwarding.com. The website sends a curt, anonymous email informing the person that a friend has requested that they stop sending forwards.

"Please do not forward chain letters, urban legends, potentially offensive jokes, videos or photos without being asked or first receiving permission," the email continues. "If you find something that you want to pass on and you genuinely think the recipient will enjoy it then forward it to that person only (not in an email blast to all your friends and family) and include a personal note about why you enjoyed it and why you think they will too."

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RufusT.Firefly
Mar 20, 2010 1:41 AM CDT
The best way is to respond directly to the sender when you get it. Just tell them you appreciate that they thought of sending you something they thought you'd find interesting but to please not send you anything that is not a personal email. Tell them your inbox is so overloaded these days that you have to keep it limited to emails addressed directly to you. Be sure not to hit "Reply All" when you send it because that is a sure-fire way to turn a friend into an enemy. The last thing you want to do is to public embarrass them.
JimW
Mar 20, 2010 1:36 AM CDT
I just hit 'SPAM" om my e-mail account, and it goes to junk mail from then on right there at the server.
finkster
Mar 20, 2010 12:53 AM CDT
Here's a better way to stop them....delete them.