I started answering with Snopes articles showing the "funny" stories to be fake, and then hitting "Reply All." After about a month of that, I stopped getting them.
“I've noticed that about your people, Doctor. You find it easier to understand the death of one than the death of a million. You speak about the objective hardness of the Vulcan heart, yet how little room there seems to be in yours.” - Spock, The Immunity Syndrome
Leonard Nimoy: 1931 - 2015