jimbeetle - 6:17 pm on Apr 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
@makin: the message is obviously automated and I do believe the penalty itself, at least since after penguin, is also automatic.
No, they are two different things. As I said above, the unnatural links penalty is manual. Penguin is algorithmic.
The unnatural links penalty needs a link cleanup, a disavow submission and a reconsideration request.
The best current treatments of the subject are The Difference Between Penguin and an Unnatural Links Penalty (and some info on Panda too) [seomoz.org] and Q&A With Google's Matt Cutts On What To Do If You Get A Manual Penalty [searchengineland.com].