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How do spammers get email addresses?
Posted by Danni on 08 December 2011 03:00 PM
Spammers use computer programs known as harvesters to gather email addresses from websites. It is possible to obscure email addresses in such a way that these harvesters have a difficult time finding them on a website. Unfortunately, most people do not do this so spammers are able to continue to gather new emails online. For each email address that is harvested, the person can expect to receive 800 spam messages over the following year.
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