[ILUG] Spam Trap?
Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin)
breatpro at exchange.ie.ml.com
Tue Jan 15 12:07:40 GMT 2002
Speaking of lesser cognitive abilities ... :o)
D'oh ... I can see it working ... although it'd need to be on a high-traffic
I wonder if someone organised something like that on a subscription basis,
would it pay off ... many addresses on a spamtrap list / page (even mailto:
links ... )
The people subscribed would get a weekly filters update mailing (automated)
from the list to add to their own filters (based on what the list / return
addresses was/were seeing) ...
List software would mangle all the addresses as
spamtrap+partial.address at listdomain.whatever.net, which would all get fed to
the spamtrap address. Filters could be generated by this ... I used use a
hotmail address for the same purpose ... it was fun !
> -----Original Message-----
> But the dummy address would never be used to send anything so
> nobody would ever receive mail from it. It would never be publicly
> displayed anywhere so no legitimated email user would even know it
> exists. You make it available to address harvesters by placing it on a
> web page or two inside a comment or other non-displayed element.
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