spam trap

a.k.a. spam bait, spamilicious

An e-mail account that automatically deletes everything that goes into it. For example, if you have several e-mail accounts at the same domain name which regularly receive spam, your Webmaster may set up an e-mail account and associate a rule or filter with it, so that anything that gets sent to it, is deleted (and therefore doesn't download into your bona fide accounts). At NetLingo, we've set up "" to be a spam trap so that anything that gets sent to that address gets deleted (because we don't use that as an e-mail address but it is a popular one with spam bots).

See also : black hole  
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon