Stop Your Friends From Spamming You


by Mitz Pantic from

Stop Your Friends From Spamming You

It is sometimes walking on eggshells when you must attempt to stop a friend from sending you the latest funny email forward…on the hour every hour. Eventually important emails are lost in the sea of messages known as FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD: and FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD OMG Crazy Cats!!! While your spamming or joke forwarding friends mean no ill will, there comes a time when these annoying messages have to stop. Follow some of these tips to politely tell your friends to stop spamming you.

Blame Your Work
It might sound like a cop out but send out a message to some of your repeat offenders that your office is cracking down on non work related messages. You can say the IT department is tracking the email messages for risque content or you can just say that too many emails are clogging up the company servers and slowing down computers…which is a legit gripe. Either way, if these people are your true friends they’ll respect your wishes.

Change Your Email
If you don’t have an office to blame, simply create a new free email account and tell your friends of the change. You can state that your old email was hacked or had been compromised and that the spammers (friends) should use your new account to send over those latest crazy pics. You can then check the new free account on the weekends to view the latest spam videos or to just do a mass delete. Your friends won’t be offended and you won’t have an annoying message pop up every 3 seconds.

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