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"Site Targeting Update" email.

Anyone else get this?

     
4:08 am on Feb 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just received a rather strangely formatted email supposedly from the AdSense team. It was HTML formatted in a courier font with no line wrapping. At any rate, it's talking about AdSense using 3rd party ad servers. Any opinions on this?
5:02 am on Feb 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Sounds fishy to me. I've not seen it.

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5:33 am on Feb 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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what does it say?
7:29 am on Feb 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I know the policy on posting email content here.

Basically it says that they will be running a test for a couple of months with site-targeted campaigns that will use 3rd-party ad serving and tracking. It then goes on to talk about 3rd-party cookies, how the ads will still be approved by them, and references an adsense.blogspot.com posting on site targeting.

The headers to the message appear to be valid and go through a slew of Google servers.

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Make confirmation via e-mail to Adsense-support before you decided to follow any thing proposed .... :)
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It kind of sounds like scam.
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Headers can be faked. It's a scam unless the web address they've asked you to visit (or the e-mail address they've asked you to reply to) is Google.com (or Google.co.uk, Google.ca, etc).
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The thing is it doesn't propose anything. It just says this is what we're doing, contact us (doesn't say how besides the normal support email) if you don't want to do it. Blogspot.com/blogger.com is owned by Google and adsense.blogspot.com seems to be an official site. And if the headers are faked they've done a great job on every single one (unlike usual).