I hardly get any feedback through the contact form, so whenever something pops up, I'm always curious. This time it's Marilyn Shaw informing me that I've got a broken link in one of my articles. And, very helpfull, she pointed me to a useful replacement.
And that's when the cautious mode kicks in, the message contains a shortened URL , and the shortened URL and the useful replacement both end up at the same domain www.whoishostingthis.com , and the email address also points there. The ip-address that's used for the posting originates from the Philippines. Searching the internet reveals more of these spams, including another message if you do not reply or change the link.
What surprises me the most is the effort that went in to sending me the message, as the contact form I've used requires you to select a picture to send the mail. There's no simple way to script this, so an actual human, in my case Marilyn, has to type that message
Message after the break