Usually gmail is pretty good at catching these and filtering them, but from time to time they do get past their rules.
If you ever receive emails like this, do NOT click on the links. The link DOES look like one that originated from my site, but likely the url code redirects to another site (it’s also puzzling that they want me to remove the ebates.ca link since you’d think ebates would welcome the free exposure?) At best, it could be an ad of some sort, or trying to get personal information from me – at worse, it could be something malicious that may hurt my system or compromise my site / email address.
To help gmail improve their spam filter registry, instead of simply deleting the email, click on the “Report spam” button above the message:
This will ensure their email account and content are documented with gmail and included in their list of filter rules for the future.
What are some of your experiences with spam emails? 😛