Spamtraps

A spamtrap is a honeypot used to collect spam.Spamtraps are usually e-mail addresses that are created not for communication, but rather to lure spam. In order to prevent legitimate email from being invited, the e-mail address will typically only be published in a location hidden from view such that an automated e-mail address harvester (used by spammers) can find the email address, but no sender would be encouraged to send messages to the email address for any legitimate purpose. Since no e-mail is solicited by the owner of this spamtrap e-mail address, any e-mail messages sent to this address are immediately considered unsolicited.
Posts about Spamtraps
  • 5 New Email Marketing Terms You Should Know

    … inactive accounts intentionally or accidentally provided by people. Although COIL doesn’t eliminate the risks posed by typo spamtraps and malicious signups, it does lower the risks posed by them by reducing the number of times they’re emailed. I hope you find these new terms helpful and that they give you new ways of discussing permission, list growth, engagement, and other key email marketing concepts. …

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