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 name@nospam.com or asdf@asdf.com 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 name@nospam.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 what—if anything—they do with all of that spam. You can check out the rest of the /. post here.

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