Here’s the whole text of an email I received today.
The subject line said: I love your blog! do you want to link each other?
… and the body of the message:
“Hello. I really thought your blog (quickdrawartist) was really cool. Are you willing to link me on your site, and in return I would link your site on mine? If you are interested email me back, so that I can show you my site! Thanks in advance!”
I’m thinking phishing. Hey you have my email address, fine. It’s no secret. So if you want a two-way link, just GIVE ME YOUR FUCKING URL. I dunno, maybe it’s spam, fishing AND from a maroon.