So, it’s always interesting to me when I see some emails be caught by the spam filter, while others aren’t.
Especially when the contents are identical, but the recipient is different.
I run 99% of all of my email addresses (which I have many) by forwarding them to gmail, and sort them out by labels.
Several of my blogs have contact forms.
All of them will attract comment and contact form spam in varying degrees.
I’ve tried to limit these guys based on .htaccess rules, but have only started to thump those who are trying to gain administrative access.
It’s a never ending battle.
But, instead of just thumping contact form spam, I’m hoping that maybe some people will start to google these guys who are also getting it, with the shred of hope that people won’t continue doing business with these spammers.
It’s one thing to cold call. It’s another to set up a script and spam the inter-webs.
This is one of those.
From: Jonathan Moore <email@example.com>
Subject: Design Question
My name is Jonathan and I’m a website designer. I’m reaching out to see if you’re satisfied with your current website. Are there any changes or improvements that you’d like to make? We’re always looking to help quality businesses such as yourself. I look forward to hearing back from you!
Top Spot Designs
So, if you happen to get an email from Top Spot Designs, just know that they have spammed several of my blogs. A reputable company will have clients busting down their doors, not the other way around.
Until the next piece of spam,
You’ll be happy to know that Googleing (“Top Spot Designs” web design) shows this post on the first page of results.
I’ve been having problems with these jokers too so I sent them an email through their contact form asking if they were satisfied with their current website, because, you know, I’m “always looking to help quality businesses”…