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Just to make it quite clear

 

nobody is invited to send or forward anything at all to spamtrap2@yahoogroups.com

 

Everything in the archive is, therefore, ipso facto uninvited


Welcome to the spamtrap
    • PBWiki!

 

This is an extension of

 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spamtrap2/

 

which is an experiment to see who spams

 

spamtrap2@yahoogroups.com

 

and how quickly.

 

Please don't forward spam messages you receive to this address! For two reasons:

 

  1. It messes up my experiment a little.
  2. It may expose your email address to further spam a lot.

 

If you want to share spam you've received, have a look at spamsewer.

 

Bear in mind that many of the addresses you see are falsified, and may belong to innocent parties.

 

All** email header information is essentially unreliable.

 

Some spam messages want you to reply to them, and these will use a genuine email address of course. But many others use false reply-to and other fields, harvested like the destination addresses from the web and other sources. These emails may be intended to:

 

* Get you to click on a link to a website.

 

* Get you to open an attached file that will install malware on your computer.

 

* Some may just be there as a smokescreen to try to baffle anti-spam measures.

 

So the moral is, just because someone's address appears on a spam email, that doesn't make them a spammer. In fact, if you've ever received spam email, then it's quite likely that someone else has received spam that claimed to be from you... and there's nothing you or they can do about it.

 

Other sites of interest

 

Other Yahoo! groups

 

Associated with this site:

 

 

 

 

 

Deliberate spamtraps not associated with this site:

 

 

If you know of any other public archives of spam (either deliberate like spamtrap2 or accidental like ICDF), please post their URLs to spamtrap2-owner@yahoogroups.com or cyberchurchforum@yahoogroups.com and we'll add them to the list here

 

Heavily spammed groups

 

 

Groups without public archives

 

 

Software, services, etc