Most people are familiar with spam emails that have something to sell and have links to click on. But about 50% of my spam originating from my contact form on my site is just Latin with a link, or are emails without a link at all.
I would love to know why these emails are sent out. It makes me nervous to see that someone is going through some effort to do this, but I can't figure out their motivation.
My guess for emails that just have nonsense words around the link is to help improve email delivery rates as opposed to just an URL in the email body. But emails that are pure Latin or gibberish with no links at all are particularly mysterious.
This may sound like a trivial question, but I think knowing the answer may be important to the general maintenance of a site. Perhaps it's an attempt of a hack? Perhaps there's a tracking pixel for open rate that my email client is relaying back showing that my email is valid? Even if that's the case, I'm still perplexed as to why the spammer wouldn't have sent a 'valuable' spam email to begin with as opposed to trying to validate my email with no other purpose.
Note: This question is not about asking how to reduce spam and instead focused on why this particular type of spam is happening to begin with.