I cringe the moment I see the "FW:" in the title. Years ago, my elderly uncle put me in his address list, and he was without a doubt the most enthusiastic forwarder on the planet. I had been virtually spam-free, but between the nonsense Uncle Jon was forwarding to me and the spammers who pulled my email address out of his headers, I was inundated within a few months. I finally had to just give up the account and start a new email address... which I have carefully kept from Uncle Jon.
I phone him now and then instead.
Oh, but now there's Sunny!
A good friend of my mom's who got my address to send a picture she wanted my mom to see, and then she put me in her
address list, and now I'm getting all the same kind of garbage again.
But at least I don't have to look
at it -- Sunny is on WebTV or something, and her forwards show up for me as text gibberish. Thank goodness!
Also, I'm using Google's free web-based email client now, and it has a near-perfect spam filter. What a relief.