Granted, for some people, a more heavy-handed approach is necessary. Polite is good, but if it doesn’t work, try sterner and firmer. If you need further coaching, go to your local electric company’s customer service department and see how it handles you when you try to dispute a bill by saying, “I never used that electricity.” Many appropriate ways are available to encourage someone to move along. This article points out the major ways to do so in specific situations.Say that you get an e-mail from someone, and you can tell immediately that you have no interest in communicating with that person.The pay sites have a serious interest in protecting their customers and maintaining good public relations.
On some sites, the person knowsthat you received his or her e-mail and read it.Spotting these people is tough because they seem so genuine and enthusiastic. They express assumptions about the depth of your relationship with them long before it’s appropriate.When your goal is to make a clean break from the person who won’t let go (or any prospect, for that matter), never argue or defend yourself.By Judith Silverstein, Michael Lasky The Internet is a strange place, and what seems abnormal for in-person experiences is completely common on the Internet.Notice that the word is common, not polite or considerate.The site will then begin to monitor all your e-mail messages and kick you off the system if it doesn’t like what you’re writing.” Afterward, break off the communication.