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The is Running Out of Time for Search Engine Submission

The is Running Out of Time for Search Engine Submission. Luckily Exelwebs blocks this kind of emails...

If there is one thing I hate with a passion it is SPAM in my inbox.

The following is an exact copy of just such a “thing”. To make it worse than the average spam, this person is targeting people that would, in most cases, not know the difference and respond to them or at least click on the link provided.

They are targeting domain holders with a reasonable legit looking email. Previous version actually had an invoice attached to make it “easy” to make a payment. These invoices/emails are usually sent around the time the specific domain is due for renewal.

However, if you take the time to read the email you will find they do not offer to renew the domain, they actually offer to submit your domain to search engines. They then continue telling you how bad it would be for you not not do this.

The good news...

  • if you take the time to upload a sitemap and submit that to the search engines they will come and visit you
  • if you keep on publishing fresh content they will keep on coming back
  • if you use XMS Systems and specifically the XMS Systems Article Module, XMS Systems E-Commerce and XMS Systems Tour Management Module, every time you add an article, item or tour the search engines will automatically be notified and “invited” to come and visit your site.
  • Exelwebs servers are configured to automatically recognise this as SPAM and move the email to your SPAM folder

The actual email (copied and pasted)

Notification expiry date: 2 - Maj. - 2017

We care about valued customers and domain name holders, that’s why we are sending this final notification to remind you to register your domain with search engines. 
This offer would automatically get cancelled after the expiration date mentioned in this email. 
Failing to register with search engines is like deliberately planning to make it difficult for customers and visitors to find you. 
This email is only a notice and should not be regarded as an invoice. Discarding this notification and not submitting to search engines may save you a little money, but that that won’t help in the long run.
Registering your domain with search engines makes your domain more visible to customers and allows them to easily find your website in the ocean-deep World Wide Web. We highly recommend acting timely as this notice automatically expires at 2 - Maj. - 2017. 

Please visit the following link to learn more about available packages that have been tailored keeping affordability and features in mind. (do not click this)

​The email headers

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    for <>; Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:10:56 +0100
Return-path: <>
Delivery-date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:10:56 +0100
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Message-ID: <0219c065-42855-01a50954416898@win-acqw2yagtrr>
Reply-To: "Domain Notice" <>
From: "Domain Notice" <>
To: "Exelwebs" <>
Subject: {Spam?} The is Running Out of Time for Search Engine Submission
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:16:27 -0700
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-Priority: 3
X-Mailer: My email client v3.3
X-MimeOLE: Produced by my email client v3.3
X-Exelwebs-MailScanner-Information: Please contact the ISP for more information
X-Exelwebs-MailScanner-ID: 1d4mkZ-0000Oy-Rk
X-Exelwebs-MailScanner: Found to be clean
X-Exelwebs-MailScanner-SpamCheck: spam, SpamAssassin (not cached,
    score=8.601, required 5, BAYES_50 0.80, DCC_CHECK 1.10,
X-Exelwebs-MailScanner-SpamScore: ssssssss

Written by:  - Updated 30 Jul, 2017  
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