What is a Honey Pot?
A honey pot, or spam trap
, is an email address planted to combat spam. When a spammer harvests and emails, honey pot identifies the sender as a spammer. The email address is typically maintained by an ISP / third party that does not actively engage with its delivered emails. Some larger organizations aggressively fight spam and spammers and putting specific email addresses on their website with the sole intent of attracting spammers that use harvesting software to gather and send spam emails.