It's a common misconception that all Spam Traps are undetectable. We all read the same articles you did. There is a lot of inaccurate information on the web regarding Spam Traps. We can't reveal all of the ways we detect Spam Traps, but we can provide you a few.
- Depending on the Spam Trap owner, some emails will bounce and the bounce message will say: "This is a spam trap. If you email this account again, you will be listed."
That's pretty clear cut. How is that undetectable?
- Some spam traps are spelled out in the domain name like - "firstname.lastname@example.org"
That's easily identifiable, too.
- Some Spam Traps are found through analysis.
- Some are provided to us through third party relationships.
Yes, it's impossible to detect or know about all Spam Traps. We might not be able to eliminate all your Spam Traps, but if we eliminate 50% of them, it's a good start!