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Stop The Junk Emails!

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Ok, ok. You are like me and you tire of receiving the same old stupid email jokes choking up your mailbox. You are tired of lame hoaxes that well-meaning friends and family send you. You are up-to-your-eyeballs-sick of unsolicited file attachments. But, how do you nicely request that that person cease and desist?

Here's a fill-in-the-blank letter you can send as a reply to your next garbage message...

Dear Well-Meaning...

__ friend
__ family member
__ coworker
__ other: (specify)
While I appreciate you thinking of me, I must tell you that the...
__ messages
__ jokes
__ file attachments
__ other: (specify)
... that you send me have begun to take up too much of my...
__ time
__ disk space
__ time used to earn a living to support my family
__ download bandwidth
__ other: (specify)
I know you only have my best interests at heart and do not mean to interfere with my...
__ business schedule
__ free time
__ home-based wage-earning business
__ sanity
__ other: (specify)
But, I feel I must ask you to refrain from sending me these items. I do not request this out of spite or anger. I ask only that you please be considerate of my...
__ business schedule
__ free time
__ home-based wage-earning business
__ sanity
__ other: (specify)
You need to understand that while you are new to the Internet and the Web, I am a seasoned user who has already seen most of the "gee whiz" and funny useless information and programs available. It may be new to you, but it is old to me.


__ limit
__ cease and desist
...your sending of these things to me. In fact, it is considered to be improper or bad netiquette (Network Etiquette) to send such...
__ constant messages
__ forwarded jokes
__ unsolicited file attachments
__ other: (specify)
...and can usually result in a nasty reply from some recipient who will not put this nearly as nicely as I am trying in this message.

Be sure to visit http://www.kassj.comnetiquette/netiquette.html for a complete list of email rules and an excellent guideline for screening hoaxes. This site also will teach you why AOL users should not use the FORWARD command in AOL email. A nice basic list of Emoticons (Smilies) and Shorthand Abbreviations also resides at this web site.

While I understand you wishing to share funny or thoughtful items, I would appreciate it if could stop sending them to me.

Thank you for understanding my concern.

Your flattered...

__ friend
__ family member
__ coworker
__ other: (specify)


More Email Netiquette and Novice Information:

[ Email Netiquette ]

[ CyberMyths Debunked ]

[ Don't use AOL's "Forward" Command ]

[ Emoticons (Smilies) & Shorthand (Abbreviations) ]

[ Stop The Junk Email! ]

[ Programmer's Paradise Glossary ]

© Copyright 1996-2001 by Kass Johns, all rights reserved world wide.
The opinions and recommendations stated here are solely those of the author and are not the responsibility of anyone else. This is an independent publication not affiliated or otherwise associated with, sponsored by, or sanctioned by any vendor. We state here that we have used trademark names in this publication for editorial purposes only, with no intent to infringe on those trademarks. Permission is granted to copy this document for personal use only for *non-commercial* purposes, in electronic or printed form, provided that this copyright notice is not removed. This work may not be used on another Web site or online service, sold for profit, included within commercial works, or altered or changed in any way without the express written permission of the author.

My permission:
If any of these sentences or phrases help you to stop the junk mail, please use them with my blessing. Let's stop the madness! Stamp out Electronic Crap!



© Copyright 1996-2001 v.7.5.00
Kass Johns
Technical Writer & Consultant to the Publishing & Telecommunications Industries
Colorado Springs, CO • www.kassj.com • 719/635-1306 (vc)
kass at kassj dot com

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