Apparently, I could risk premature death if I microwave my plastic food containers, pull to the side of the road for the wrong-colored flashing light or take aspirin to cure my hangover.

These are just a few of the life-saving tips I receive daily from thoughtful folks who forward these gems to me (and dozens of their closest friends). Combined with the mass e-mailed insider stock tips from total strangers, Viagra offers, can’t-miss mortgage refinancing deals and — every now and then — substantive communications, I, like you, receive and send bazillions of e-mails a day.