Now you’ve probably all received spam like this before, but I found this one exceptionally clear in their obvious cluelessness about the Web (and therefore either representing an excitingly stupid company or just another tedious address harvesting effort by copraphagic spammers):
From: Kim Summers
Date: Wed Sep 10, 2003 7:52:16 AM US/Pacific
To: webmaster@[domain name]
Subject: [domain name]
I am contacting you about cross linking. I am interested in [domain name] because it looks like it’s relevant to a site that I am the link manager for. The site is about services for attaining high search engine rankings through website promotion and optimization.
I keep the web address confidential and will send it to you only if you give me permission to do so. Just let me know if it’s OK, and I’ll send you the web address for your review. If you approve of the site, then we’ll exchange links.
Looking forward to your reply.
Experts in Quality Link Building
P.S. If for any reason you don’t want me to contact you again, just email me and let me know that.
Okay, so let me get this straight; you’re trying to use linking to build traffic to sites, so you’re going to randomly mail millions of people (my ass I’m the only one who got this!) and then “keep the web address confidential”. Uh-huh.
Such a shame that Kim’s email address will get scraped from the page by spambots, huh?