An end to spam?

Could this be the end of spam?  It’s worth a try, I’m sending one of these to my Mother.

Hi X,

One of your friends has sent you this message from StopForwarding.Us, a website that allows individuals to anonymously email their friends and politely ask that they stop the habit of sending forwarded emails or FWDs.

Please do not forward chain letters, urban myths presented as truth, potentially offensive jokes, videos or photos without being asked or first receiving permission. If you find something that is funny and it is clean and you genuinely think the recipient will enjoy it then forward it to that person only (not in an email blast to all your friends and family) and include a personal note about why you enjoyed it and why you think they will too. Avoid sending forwards to friends or relatives that you’ve grown distant with. It can be frustrating for the recipient when the only correspondence he or she has with someone is via impersonal, unwanted email.

For more tips on email etiquette, visit StopForwarding.Us/etiq.html

Thank you,
A Friend (via stopforwarding.us)

You fill out a form with your favourite spammer’s name and email addy.  They then receive the email above anonymously.  Hopefully the spammer realises the error of their ways and stops emailing unsolicited chain letters and 406 year old jokes.

An email will only be sent to the same email addy once every 3 months, so you can’t become a spammer yourself.

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