Where did this email come from and why?

  pj123 14:08 31 Dec 04

Sorry everyone, I just received this email:

"Hi, If you're looking for a host with quick setup, support for PHP & MySQL, good prices & good support then check out click here. This is my own hosting company and we guarantee that your site will be online 99.9% of the time - our current stats show 100% uptime - click here. If you are interested, then please let me know and we can talk about your needs for space and bandwidth and create you a hosting package to suit them. Regards, Matt Hosting Place"

It apparently refers to a PCA Thread: Choosing an ISP: PHP vs CGI vs PERL etc. I don't appear to be able to paste the URL from the email as every time I try it just opens the thread.

It is click here =discuss.thread &threadid =177689&forumid=13

I put spaces in case it didn't work.

Having read the thread and a link within the thread I know nothing about it and didn't make any response.

So why should that have prompted an email from Matt45?

  961 14:34 31 Dec 04

Like all the junk that tells us that our bank details need confirming and please tell me your password I suggest it needs leaving alone

  bremner 14:42 31 Dec 04

Have a look at this click here

  pj123 14:43 31 Dec 04

961, yes I understand that but the links in the email are valid PCA Forum threads. Is Matt45 a Forum member? If so is he touting for business.

  pj123 14:49 31 Dec 04

bremner, yep I already done that. That only shows it is a valid domain name. Type in eagle-computers.co.uk and you will find it is me. But I don't email forum members ad-lib offering services for a price. This Forum is for giving and receiving help with problems, for free.

  bremner 14:53 31 Dec 04

I thought I had answered part one of your question

"Where did this e mail come from?"

For the second part you will have to ask Matthew I guess.

  ACOLYTE 14:54 31 Dec 04

Ask the FE he might be able to shed light on it,its a pity you cant search threads by forum member name then you might find Matt45.

  ACOLYTE 14:55 31 Dec 04

there is a thread click here

with that title but i didnt see matt45 mentioned in it.

  pj123 15:19 31 Dec 04

ACOLYTE, yes that is one of the links I have in the email. Did no one else get the email. Seems stupid to me to send one email. If I wanted to generate some business I would spam the lot of you, but as I said before this is a help forum where everything is free.

  Djohn 15:25 31 Dec 04

matt45 is a long standing member of PCA. I would think the message was intended for someone else but came to your mail box instead via the yellow envelope. There have been a couple of occasions over the past month or so where the mail has not gone to the intended person.

  ACOLYTE 15:29 31 Dec 04

I know i didnt get an email,did the email go to the addy you have for this forum or another addy, if you have one,i have a different addy for here than the one i normaly use.Its strange it had a PCA thread in the email so i would ask the FE,if Matt sent it from here his email addy should have been on the email you got.

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