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 "webmaster@netlingo.com" 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
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