Several months ago, I’ve added a captcha check to the contact page to stop spammers from flooding my mailbox.
Today, with much surprise, I’ve received a comment to that post from a guy trying to sell his services:
We the leading Data processing company in Bangladesh. Presently we are processing 300000+ captcha per day by our 55 operators. We have a well set up and We can give the law rate for the captcha solving.
Our rate $2 per 1000 captcha.
We just wanna make the relationship for long terms. can we go forward?
What?! No, we can NOT go forward.
I didn’t even imagine that someone would employ people just to break captcha barriers and push spam through.
We live in an unequal world where some people would work hard for a whole month for an amount of money that you wouldn’t bother spending a few hours for.
The really cool thing about the Internet is that it sometimes does make the world smaller.
There’s no full-proof method of protecting your site from spam the same way there’s no full-proof way to protect your car from being stolen. The point is just to make things a bit harder and so make sure the bad guys go to someone else 😉
I just find it paradoxical to ask someone who declares “I really hate spam” whether he’s interested in spamming… 😉