How To Detect Automated Mails

We must have received alot of emails everyday asking for link exchanges, help…etc. Most of these emails are mass mails generated by software. How can we know someone is really interested in contacting us? These are my thoughts:
Clue 1: Talk about specific services that you offer, ie not something like “we found you through the web and you are the best person…etc”.

Clue 2: Name. People who knows your real name are likely to be interested to write an email to you.

Clue 3: How did they find you? Anyone who can describe abit about how they found you  is likely to be genuine.

Clue 4: Others? Gut feeling… you know it when you read tonnes of junk mails.

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Bernard Peh is a great passioner of web technologies and one of the co-founder of Sitecritic.net Website Design and Reviews. He works with experienced web designers and developers everyday, developing and designing commercial websites. He specialises mainly in SEO and PHP programming.