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Boston Globe Magazine readers weigh in on junk e-mail, garden pests, doctors overtreating, and catching a black bear.

FAREWELL, SPAM

Author Kara Baskin needs to read those unwanted e-mails a bit more closely (Perspective, August 5). Any reputable company, charity, government organization, etc. will include an “unsubscribe” option at the bottom of the e-mail. I make it a standard practice to use this option shortly after receiving my first e-mail announcing the many great deals and special news they have to offer. Now if I could only put a limit on how many posts some of my Facebook friends create.

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