Updated in May 2020 What Is A Spamtrap? Spamtrap email addresses are “dummy” (but fully functional and deliverable) email addresses used for the express purpose of attracting spam. Any messages hitting these addresses are considered unsolicited bulk email. To summarize: A spamtrap is a valid, deliverable email address that is exclusively used to receive unsolicited […]

What Is A Spamtrap? A valid, deliverable email address that is exclusively used to receive unsolicited email Incoming messages are monitored by human or automated processes May be virginal (i.e. a new email address) or re-purposed (i.e. previously used by a person) Appearance-wise, may be indistinguishable from any normal email address  Who Creates Spamtraps? ISPs […]

On July 31, 2012, Microsoft introduced their newest webmail service, called Outlook.com. This means an inevitable fall from grace for Hotmail.com and Live.com, the previous favored children of the Microsoft empire. In fact, the software giant tweeted that within one hour of the launch, they had already hit 1 million users of the new Outlook.com. […]