Your browser does not support JavaScript!

Is it possible to identify spam-trap emails accurately; from the email database?

I came across few email verifiers, claiming to detect and remove spam-trap email accounts but how do they detect them? As per my knowledge spam emails in some cases does look like valid accounts.

bulk email verification bulk email verification email list cleaning

Answer Share

5 Answers

Tamas Szabo
Tamas Szabo - Best Answer answered 9 months ago

Can SPAM traps be removed by email verifiers?

No, spam traps are one of the highest value assets for Internet Service Providers. They will never publish, share, leak or sell the list of their spam traps. If they did, it will not be used for performance tracking any more.

Do you believe in fairy tales?

If you do, that’s fine. But be aware, if an email verifier offers you to remove spam traps from your email lists, they are misleading you. Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail, and any other ISP’s are fighting against spam. Spam traps are their best tool in order to identify a spammer. Believe me none of these ISP’s went to a little “company” in somewhere in the world, and handed them their most precious lists.If SPAM traps were publicly available, they wouldn’t work anymore. No Internet Service Provider will ever share their spam traps with any email verifier, because it is against their business principles.

How to avoid spam traps?

  1. Send emails to opt-in subscribers only. If you send emails to real subscribers you will never have a honey pot on your list.
  2. Never rent, purchase a list, or collect email addresses from the internet for bulk email sending. It is illegal in most countries, and when you send out your email list, you will be caught anyway.
  3. Monitor subscribers’ activity and remove inactive subscribers. Follow best subscriber management practices, keep emailing your email lists regularly and remove subscribers who never interact (open, click a link, reply) with your email.

Follow these 3 septs above and you will never have to think about spam traps any more.

Use HuBuCo email verification to make sure your emails are valid. No B.S. HuBuCo is the best email verifier.

Donald Vizcaino
Donald Vizcaino answered 9 months ago

Although its impossible to detect all Spam-traps, ZeroBounce has proprietary technology that allows us to detect most spam-traps as well as using feeds from Spam- trap crowdsourced networks such as abusix.com

Greg Jordan
Greg Jordan answered 9 months ago

Hi I would advise caution using an email verification company that claims it can detect spam traps, spam traps are genuine email addresses and are specifically designed to not be detected!You only find this out once you send an email to that address. At Email Checker we do not offer spam trap detection, what we do offer is that we pre screen data against a list of known harmful address and known spam traps and if this is detected in a clients list then we flag this to advise clients not to email to these addresses.

You can find out more and sign up for a free account with EmailChecker and you also get 100 free credits so you can test our solutions for yourself.

Joey Lockwood
Joey Lockwood answered 9 months ago

No, Spam trap information changes to frequently for any email verification company to be able to track accurately. If you are having issues with spam traps, you may want to check out this article here: https://blog.datavalidation.com/5-ways-to-overcome-the-spam-blues/

Iman Hejazi
Iman Hejazi answered 9 months ago

Here is a full article about email validation tools and spam-traps: https://debounce.io/blog/articles/how-email-validation-tools-help-removing-spam-traps/