What is a pristine spam trap?

Pristine spam traps, also referred to as true traps or honeypots, are email addresses created solely to capture spammers. These email addresses were never used as a legitimate email address, do not subscribe to email programs, and do not make purchases.

Many spam trap operators post pristine spam traps on various websites across the Internet. Pristine spam traps are usually hidden in the background code of webpages and are acquired by spambots scraping email addresses.

Hitting pristine spam traps typically indicates you have a bad data partner.

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