Pjman - 2:30 pm on Dec 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
Hate to break it to you, but an e-mail with that subject line from a stranger will go straight into the spam bin.
I really think that is an industry specific outcome. In my industry were link building is not really overwhelming, maybe I get a request every other month; it does help to increase success.
All ears for other ideas? It's tough to work on open rate by cold sending emails.