The great spam collector
So how many of you have submitted forms while out there on the 'net and used something like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 whatif anythingthey do with all of that spam. You can check out the rest of the /. post here.