Spam Test

By | Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 9:35 am

As I understand it, spambots (not to be confused with SPYbot) automatically scan all HTML pages on the web and harvest e-mail addresses. I’d like to test this theory and see if it works. Since these blog entries are stored as html files, all I should have to do is refer to TheSpamminator@jimtrottier.com or someone familiar like Cletus@jimtrottier.com or maybe Zoltan@jimtrottier.com or CaveDweller@jimtrottier.com and then just sit back and see what happens. I have already setup a “catchall” mailbox to grab all the mail sent to my domain that isn’t directed to a real mailbox, so we’ll see what happens and how long it takes. It should be interesting to see the types of ads too, so I’ll post stats when they start arriving. I’m expecting Winkie enlargements and Viagra ads to be the winners though…