I had this exact thought the other day and need to share this great article by Morgan Stewart. Quick quote:
I’ve received over 500 emails so far this year in which the subject line included my first name. “Morgan, Book Now & Save on Top Travel Deals” “Morgan – Congratulations! Your Nomination to Cambridge Who’s Who!” “Morgan, Get Dad a 58″ Samsung Widescreen.”
When I see an email with my name in the subject line, my first thought is not “Phew! These guys know my name!” No, it’s become a red flag for spam.
He’s spot-on: these days seeing my name in the subject line is almost a sure sign of spam. Read the entire post here.
Good to know I share good company on the Cambridge Who’s Who list.