There have been many articles and myths circulated about Spamtraps and honeypots. Are they following URLs in E-mails or can you identify them by suppressing the inactive ones? What exactly is their purpose? What can you do if you have identified spamtraps in your list and how can you get rid of them?

There are various types of Spamtraps testing different kinds of (bad) behaviour and therefore acting differently. Main types are pristine (only created for the purpose of being a spamtrap) and recycled (those have been an existing address before).