The Spamtrap what is it?

All email databases can contain email addresses risk as spamtraps or worse honeypots and even if you collect your addresses with the rigor required to have exploitable files. These emails have been captured by fillings forms made by hostile competitors or just old invalid addresses, but now used by companies who fight against spam.

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Spamtraps: explanations


Inactive spamtraps

These email addresses were real clean and active addresses. They were then closed by the ISP or webmail following a long period of inactivity. These addresses have for a while of you return an error message you classified softbounce (box full email or temporary error). Unfortunately some of its addresses can be reactivated to serve spamtrap. This is the trap if you try to reactivate your file via a newsletter, you risk being classified as a spammer and your domain names and IP blocking by ISPs for spam. The spamtraps are fairly easy to isolate compared to honeyspots. After cleaning your database, simply remove the risk addresses.

The spamtraps also referred to as active Honeypots

A Honeypot or active spamtrap is an email address trap as indicated by its English name: The Honey Pot. These email addresses are designed to trap spammers. They were propagated on the web to locate the hackers who aspire email databases. Using one of these emails, you will be immediately considered a spammer. Your emails not leave, you will be blocked by ISPs. Whether your IP, domain names, and it will be very difficult to prove your good faith. Currently, there are national and international organizations against spam, spam famous in association with ISP. They are nicknamed the Black Lists and would be more than 250.

These traps emails are sneaky and dangerous and may be the source of the blocking your IP. The problems with Honeypots is how to identify them and no one is safe even if you never have a spammer address. They can slip in a commercial transaction as competitions, a coregistration operation.

Solutions exist. Must regularly clean your mail files and do not hesitate to remove bad addresses from your database. We recommend cleaning by crossing and algorithmic cleaning.

How to do ? What are the procedures?


Cleaning by crossing

The principle of this method is quite simple. As the name suggests, we will cross the data collected emails with that of a basic pitfalls address data. This method remains uncertain. It asks to have the sources of traps database. These sources are often random and slightly sour. And it must especially be sure to have a database containing addresses traps regularly updated. We find this unreliable method although it may serve as support.

Algorithmic cleaning

This method is innovative, it goes beyond cleaning by crossing. For starters, the files will be analyzed and crossed with numerous files containing Black Lists of email. Then, a search engine with an artificial intelligence will scan your mail addresses to detect possible risks.

Some elements of an email address can generate a risk or spamtrap alert. An email address is divided into two parts: the recipient and the domain name. The process will move its parts scanner to check and generate alerts on various points:

  • Wrong input or spelling of a domain name
  • Anti-Spam email addresses
  • Senders of exotic names: 123456789@gmail.com
  • Domain spam parking, cybersquatting ...
  • Keywords suspects (@spam, bulkmail@, admin@, contact@, info@, etc.)
  • DNS invalid, incorrect or misconfigured Mx
  • non-existent domain names: Mole Network
  • Blakhole, unknown domain name
  • Clickbots, email lists known to be bots
  • Etc...

Facing the danger of spamtraps, do not hesitate! Go to the attack by performing regular cleaning of your bases emails.

What are the hazards spamtraps?


The risks are real spamtraps. Besides the fact that you send messages that cost you money in unnecessary places, you will also damage your deliverability. It's like SEO, IP and domain names that send mails will be classified by ISPs with a score that will determine your deliverability. This score will allow you to either deliver your mails in inbox or in spam, or if you are considered spammers sending them at all.

In fact, using these e-mails may tell you risk blocking your campaigns, which can be temporary or definitive. Worse, Google, in its logic continuation of cleaning the web to reward the quality of results through its algorithms for ranking on its search engine goes further in its quality score of application domain names. They cross several data domain's reputation as emailers. spam for alerts could have a direct impact on your SEO.


What is the solution to follow?


First, to guard the spamtrap, you need to try the double opt-in at a registration or subscription to a newsletter. Indeed it will allow you to ensure that it or the person is behind the approach.

To benefit from our expertise, nothing more simple. Simply register on CaptainVerify so to be able to import your file (.csv or .txt format only) or connecting via our API. Our system will realize very quickly audit your files for you to know the number of rows that will be analyzed. Depending on your file Captainverify offers a wide range of checks based on your needs at ever lower prices.

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