Pop-up ads, spam and those old jokes

Writes Rob Pegoraro in his Fast Forward column:

The Internet comes with its share of annoyances, most of which -- spam, viruses and those old jokes your friends can't seem to stop forwarding to you -- have exhibited a cockroach-like tenacity despite our efforts to make them go away.

Well, the article focuses on blocking Pop-ups but the above statement is so true. Getting old joke(s), again and again from different set of friends is annoying but what can you do. You can't tell them, stop sending me this crap. Jokes are meant to make you laugh but these mails take every bit of smile away from your face while breaking your concentration and impairing productivity. But as I said, What can you do?

While I am on subjects of email, Read this very good article on when to email, what to email, who to email etc.