A couple of days ago one new user in our forums started asking some questions. These questions were legitimate but he included huge banner for some Star Wars fansite or something (hope it wasn’t some trojan link) in his signature. I asked him not to use this signature but got no reply. He asked more questions, all legit and I replied to some of them. But he was asking them all over the place: in v.2 forum, in v.1 forum, in .NET forum. Well, I thought, maybe the guy is a huge SPAW fan and tries to use it everywhere
But today his post used a standard spam subject (like “enlarge your…”) but inside there was a legitimate question. After some thinking I tried searching for complete sentence from his post and voila - his posts were just copies of some random old posts combined with subjects from other posts (I think). The problem of the bot was that it most likely used a subject of a simplier old-school spam message and it gave him away. Otherwise I’d read and answer his questions for who knows how many more days? months? years?
Anyway while antispam technologies evolve spamming technologies evolve too and normal people waste more and more time on spam. Like I do writing this and you reading