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Spam from Adsense Publishers Hit Email Inboxes

We normally don't read email messages that have been marked as Spam by GMail but this one caught our attention because it had "google" in the address field and our email alias mixed with some Chinese characters as the subject [see screenshot below]

The email message was composed in Chinese and here's the English translation using Yahoo's Babelfish.
In the world biggest search engine company google intensely recommends the current most popular homepage browser to you: Firefox browser.. Downloading address:
The link in the email redirected us to a Chinese website which had two Adsense product referral buttons for downloading Firefox with Google Toolbar [screenshot follows]

The mesage is probably spam and GMail did an excellent filtering job here. But is the site owner violating any of Google Adsense policies by sending such email messages. What are your thoughts ?