In my work mailbox, I receive a daily dose of emails soliciting my participation in international conferences (usually, but not always, located in China or one of the arab nations, and usually in a field or research I’m not active in), or soliciting my involvement in a journal.  Usually, the journal emails are for what I would consider ‘vanity press’ publications, and either involve invitations to join editorial boards or to submit a paper.  Today’s mailbox includes this wonderfully personalised email:

I don’t suppose it’s too bad, being referred to as Dr firstname!