The great spam collector

— 12:18 AM on July 10, 2000

So how many of you have submitted forms while out there on the 'net and used something like or for the email address? Ever wonder what happens when somebody tries to email you at those addresses? Well a Slashdot reader did, and decided to do a little research. Here's a quote from the /. post:

pjbrewer writes: "Ever use an address like when filling out a form on the web or registering software? Think thats safe? Somebody is surely receiving messages destined for these fake nospam emails... and for curiosity or boredom, I checked it out.

An interesting discussion has developed over there, with some other /. readers checking out other commonly used "garbage domains". Kinda makes you wonder what—if anything—they do with all of that spam. You can check out the rest of the /. post here.

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