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Msg#: 4565371 posted 7:44 pm on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

So I find this letter in my Junk box. (Mail put it there. The ISP must have had doubts, because it didn't come pre-flagged as [Bulk].)

To whom it may concern,

... and back at ya. If your bulk e-mail software can't figure out how to insert the recipient's name in this location, it's time for an upgrade.

I recently discovered your "{first word of page title}" page here:


An impressive achievement, since my site redirects to www.
Would you please consider adding a link to my website called {sitename}.ca? It is {blah, blah, blah}.

If you think it would be of use to your visitors, would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page here:

{exact same URL again, in case I've forgotten it}

Here is the HTML link you could add: <a href="http://www.example.ca/">{sitename}.ca</a> - {more blahblah}

The spaced single hyphen was a particularly nice touch, since there's an ongoing thread addressing that very question ;)

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Uhm, yeah, I do have a question as a matter of fact:

What's in it for me?

Wait! Come back! I just realized there's another question.

Given that the referenced page gets about 20 human visitors a month... What's in it for you?

:: insert "no-idea" emoticon here ::

Had a look at the full headers and found this entrancing bit (which seems to have suffered a little in transit, losing some line breaks and tabs):
X-Barracuda-Spam-Score: 0.34
X-Barracuda-Spam-Status: No, SCORE=0.34 using global scores of TAG_LEVEL=1000.0 QUARANTINE_LEVEL=1000.0 KILL_LEVEL=3.5 tests=BSF_SC0_SA038b, CN_BODY_332, HTML_MESSAGE, THREAD_INDEX
X-Barracuda-Spam-Report: Code version 3.2, rules version Rule breakdown below pts rule name description ---- ---------------------- -------------------------------------------------- 0.01 THREAD_INDEX thread-index: AcO7Y8iR61tzADqsRmmc5wNiFHEOig== 0.12 CN_BODY_332 BODY: CN_BODY_332 0.00 HTML_MESSAGE BODY: HTML included in message 0.20 BSF_SC0_SA038b Custom Rule SA038bp

I can only guess that "0.34" means that the word "viagra" does not occur anywhere in the mail.

Now, if only I could get Mail to figure out that if _I_ can tell at a glance which LinkedIn Updates are real and which are bogus, then they should be able to work it out too and sort accordingly...



Msg#: 4565371 posted 7:52 pm on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)


Given that the referenced page gets about 20 human visitors a month... What's in it for you?

A Google backlink I suspect

The spaced single hyphen was a particularly nice touch

You should write back and say its not a good seperator

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