A robot used to collect e-mail addresses for the future use of spamming. Spambots are also capable of automatically posting spam to BBS' and guestbooks.

One way to receive less spam is to not post your e-mail address on a Web site, but instead spell it out like this: info-at-netlingo-dot-com, that way the spambot can't pick up the usual @ and .com formula.

See also : bot  
NetLingo Classification: Net Technology