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How does a spamtrap work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by listerdl, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. listerdl

    listerdl Junior Member

    Jun 11, 2012
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    Is a spamtrap where some committee or people/ organizations of good standing insert dummy emails with the hope that they get harvested and then when we come along and scrape and blast - our IPs/ SMTPs etc all get instantly blacklisted?

    Is that how it works?

    If the above is correct then maintaining decent list hygiene must be vital.
  2. afrowanksta

    afrowanksta Registered Member

    Aug 11, 2012
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    There was a thread about email scraping that covered this a short while back, but I can't remember how to locate it.
    They were saying most of these spam trap emails have three consecutive figures that are the same (like [email protected]), and they would filter them out using that information.
    Not sure if this helps, but maybe will point you in the right direction.