Everyone hates spam, right? If you're anything like me, despite your best efforts (using filters and blockers and not divulging email addresses unless necessary) your inbox is probably still bombarded with messages from Nigerian bankers, Viagra salesmen and phoney banks. But what about those messages from friends close and distant: the forwarded funnies, the 'lucky' chain letters, the 'reply to all' conversations?

I'm not sure of the etiquette here. Like's Anna, there are some people I'd like to send this link to but I'd hate to risk offending/alienating others. What do you think? Is it ungrateful to ask (politely) to be scratched from friends' forward lists? Would you be offended and not bother keeping in touch at all?
(Pic-nicked from dgray_xplane)


Anonymous Serge said...

I wouldn't worry about it. There were times I got loads of junkmail from friends and friends of friends and friends of friends of friends and..., all thinking they were doing me a favour by sending me these 'must sees' over and over again. I have asked them, politely but firmly like you mention, not to do this anymore. And you know what: it helps! So: just do it. Nobody will hate you for it. And if they do: it says more about these friends than about you, right?

1:32 pm  
Blogger deetour said...

I like the thankyouno thing. I can think of a few people to send that to right now.

3:12 pm  
Blogger Madeleine said...

Hell no, it's not rude. U don't get without asking. Anyway spam sucks(although I've just come out of a 13yr vegetarian period so would eat anything with meat right now!)
I'm sure they've got enough people who aren't bold enough to ask, to send all their crap to.
Do it!

11:33 pm  
Blogger Pub said...

@ Madeleine: 13 years as a veggo - what prompted you to rejoin the carnivores? Not the bacon sandwich smell, was it?

9:40 am  
Blogger deetour said...

mmmmmmm bacon

3:07 pm  

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