Email Harvesting and Counter Measures

Email Harvesting

Email harvesting means fetching email addresses by crawling web pages using various scripts/softwares. These email addresses then used for sending bulk marketing emails or newsletters/spams. Email Harvesting There are lots of softwares/bots available in the market which crawls the website and gives email address from its pages. These softwares are generally known as “Harvesting Bot”. One can also buy/sell email addresses to send bulk emails for spams or marketing. Though many countries have laws in place to fight again spams.

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