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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

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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

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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.