Comments on: With SEO, Quality Really Does Matter… Search Engine Optimisation Ireland Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:08:12 +0100 hourly 1 By: Richard Hearne Thu, 16 Aug 2007 04:42:47 +0000 @Dave – probably as strong a link as to goats milk…

@Michele – reply? I can only imagine what you say :mrgreen:

By: Michele Wed, 15 Aug 2007 18:32:35 +0000 Dave

I get SEO spam all the time. Sometimes I report it. Sometime I reply. Sometimes I simply delete it.
It depends on my mood :)


By: Dave Callan Wed, 15 Aug 2007 18:27:33 +0000 I wonder what the link between your site and this guys client site is in terms of a keyword/keyphrase? I mean usually someone using one of these automated things like Arelis selects keywords related to their site and Arelis (or whatever) searches sites related to those keywords (via the SE’s) and extracts emails.

Best one I ever got was from someone trying to convince me that my seo/imarketing/tech site was a good match for a site that sold goats milk. Yes goats milk. Needless to say I gave him a PR6 link straight away……

By: Richard Hearne Tue, 14 Aug 2007 14:17:25 +0000 There’s FA in the headers in this case. Quite thoroughly cleansed of most informative data (barring the IP etc.):

Received: from UnknownHost [] by with SMTP;

X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1506
X-Priority: 3
Importance: Normal
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

By: Michele Tue, 14 Aug 2007 13:59:14 +0000 Richard

That’s a spam assassin score, which doesn’t tell you as much as you might like. The “normal” headers are the bits that you want


By: Richard Hearne Tue, 14 Aug 2007 13:56:32 +0000 Michele

Possibly a little more elaborate:

0.1 RDNS_NONE Delivered to trusted network by a host with no rDNS
1.2 SPF_NEUTRAL SPF: sender does not match SPF record (neutral)
0.0 HTML_MESSAGE BODY: HTML included in message
1.7 MIME_HTML_ONLY BODY: Message only has text/html MIME parts
0.0 MIME_BASE64_BLANKS RAW: Extra blank lines in base64 encoding
2.8 MIME_BASE64_TEXT RAW: Message text disguised using base64 encoding
0.0 FORGED_OUTLOOK_HTML Outlook can’t send HTML message only
4.2 FORGED_MUA_OUTLOOK Forged mail pretending to be from MS Outlook

By: Michele Tue, 14 Aug 2007 12:30:29 +0000 Richard

If you check the headers you will probably find that the email was auto-generated using one of those stupid link swap / link building things.

I get hit with them all the time