These days people actually expect answers from the unwanted emails they send asking me to buy something or if I accept guest posts or if I want to give them money.
I get follow-up emails asking if I got the previous emails and asking for a response. The strategy must work but I think it sucks.
Some folks even seem to think it is rude if I don’t respond to unwanted email. I still think it is rude to send unwanted email.
If I don’t answer your email please take it personally and stop sending it. I am not buying into the idea that I have to be “nice” about unwanted emails. I don’t think it is nice to send them.