I have seen some clueless spammers over the years but this Chinese one who appears to be spamming himself, must take the biscuit.
Like many blogs and websites we have sharing links. These allow you to share interesting or informative posts with friends and colleagues via the major Social networking sites or via email. We chose to only allow Facebook, Twitter & Google+ along with print page and share via email, mainly to avoid even more clutter on the page.
To share via any service, You have to be either logged in to that Social Networking site on the browser you are using or to use the share by email, you have to enter your name, email address and the recipients email address. All that is quite clear for an English speaking user, but obviously not for a Chinese user or a bot that works in Chinese who obviously thought they were filling in a form to appear on the comments or webpage where their dubious affiliate links would appear.
Update: After a few days we have noticed this continuing and the spammers are inserting website names and comments in Chinese in the “your name” box. They appear to be using some sort of dictionary attack against the recipients. They must be doing it manually and not by a bot, because they only do 5 or 6 at a time and come back a few hours later and try again. A high proportion of these emails are bouncing back to me. Even though there are no actual links in the “spam email” I don’t want this server or website associated with spam in any way. Several less efficient anti-spam services do add these sorts of spam attempts to blacklists. I have therefore removed the facility to share posts via email, until we can find a way to totally block this sort of spam attempt.
One Chinese spammer sent, what I assume is to himself, advertising some Chinese poker game site
Bing translate this to
We do everything we can to block spam. I really don’t see how we can block this sort of spam, without removing the facility to share posts.