I cannot stand forwarded mail. I get my share of it, although it is at a minimum because I always ask people not to send it to me. My sister-in-law sends me only things that are related to health or safety that she thinks I really should look at. I don't mind this kind of forwarded mail. One woman I know sends me a bunch of stuff, most of which I throw away. But once in a while she sends really interesting and intriguing photo collections. These I also appreciate, and usually save.
Anything that comes with the request that I send it on to others I automatically resent (and refuse to comply). I don't care how warm and fuzzy it's designed to make people feel...I just think it is inappropriate to try and coerce people into sending email chain letters. We gave that up when we got to junior high age, don't you remember?? It's juvenile behavior. I refuse to participate.
Facebook users are notorious for sending cute cyber "hugs" to their entire mailing list. The request that you send it on to your entire mailing list or else you won't be blessed or get lucky or meet a fairy or WHATEVER the heck it is they're saying will happen, makes me see red. Cut it out already! What part of "Do not send these to me anymore!!" is unclear I wonder?
Okay, okay, I know, I'm raving. I'll get off my soap box now.