Why are there spam traps in my email list?

Listed below are common reasons spam traps are on your email list:

  • You have a security breach in your network and a spammer has gained control of your list file.
  • You have an infrastructure problem that is creating backscatter, or bounce messages sent to an address that was falsely placed in an email's Return-Path. The email's fake Return-path address may be a spam trap.
  • You are harvesting addresses or receiving addresses from partners who practice list harvesting.
  • You have poor list hygiene or are receiving addresses from partners with poor list hygiene. 
  • Inactive subscribers have been turned into recycled spam traps by mailbox providers.
  • You are purchasing email addresses from a list broker.
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