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spambot

A program (spider, bot, crawler) on the Internet that gathers email addresses to send spam to. There are countless email addresses on website "contact us" pages as well as on blogs and newsgroups. Since they are typically coded in the "mailto" format, which when clicked, causes the address to open an email message window, they are easily located (see mailto:).

Preventative Measures
In order to prevent a spambot from automatically identifying an email address, some websites print the address as text and not a clickable mailto: link. Another maneuver is to spell out the symbols with the words "at" and "dot;" for example, "joe at computerlanguage dot com." This requires the user to correct the address by inserting the @ sign and period before sending. A more elaborate approach is to make the address really obtuse (see email obfuscator). See spam, form spam and bot.
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Whereas Twitter has a policy against abusive bots and developed sophisticated algorithms to detect these bots on its platform, GitHub does not screen the content of its repositories and does not remove spam bots.
The spam bot accounts that follow prominent Twitter users to reach even more users and promote products contribute greatly to the number of fake accounts.
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LiveFeed also helps Webroot E-mail Security SaaS provide greater detection of spam bots by identifying servers connecting to public mail servers against the IP owner's terms of use.
Social bots are distinct from declared or spam bots, as they try to appear human (Boshmaf, Muslukhov, Beznosov, & Ripeanu, 2011).
In addition to spam bots, SpamFireWall also blocks all HTTP/HTTPS requests from spam active IP addresses.
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