Q: What's the proper response to a cousin who insists on forwarding me tons of junk mail?
A: "You would do your cousin a kindness and a favor by enlightening her that you don't want it." — Jack Marshall, who admits a factoid e-mail can be useful (in fact, he used one in a lecture)
"Just delete it." — Anita L. Allen, who says she is board certified in electronic liposuction
"Explain that your in-box is swamped, but make sure she knows you still want to hear from her: 'I love getting updates from you and pics of your kids, but I really don't have room for e-mails that tell me Ten Signs That God's a Broad." —Faith Salie, who forwards only consciousness-raising material, like videos of cats on treadmills
From the February 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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