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email harvesting

Using a spider to search websites in order to extract email addresses for spammers. See spider.
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According to another FTC study, "E-mail Address Harvesting and the Effectiveness of Anti-Spam Filters," spammers continue to harvest e-mail addresses from public areas of the Internet, but ISPs' anti-spare technologies can block the vast majority of spam sent to e-mail addresses.