How To Say “No Thanks” If You Get Too Much Junk From Your Friends

Friends want to show that they care. They show that they care by forwarding you a funny story, a virus warning, or a photo that they enjoyed. They show that they care by sending a mass email using the “To:” field and so exposing your email address to a bunch of strangers.

The next time your friend displays less-than-acceptable consideration when emailing you, how about sending them the following response…

Hi there:

Please visit

It’s because I like getting personal messages from you, but don’t want any more email like this, please.

With love,

One response to “How To Say “No Thanks” If You Get Too Much Junk From Your Friends”

  1. Chris K avatar
    Chris K

    Or if you’re tired of receiving “chain emails” promising doom and gloom if you don’t forward the email to 20 million people in the next 2 seconds, you could try replying to the sender with this text –
    ” In my email box I received, from you, what my email program interpreted as a chain letter. I have set my emailer to filter out chain letters and return this reply. This is an automated email delivery — an auto response to your message which should appear at the end of this text. Your message was filtered and deposited directly into my special chain mail trash folder; I have not read it, nor will I. If you feel you have received this message in error, please send me a nasty note describing such ;o)”

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