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I've spent some time thinking about fun software projects to do in my spare time when I was inspired by the spam flooding my inbox. I think I want to try to make my own spam filter classifier. It probably won't be as good as others you can find online, but I think it might be a good way to learn about bayesian networks. In order to try a classifier, I need a large corpus of spam emails. Does anyone know of a site I can go to to sign myself up for a boatload of spam? I want to set up about 20 honeypot gmail accounts to do nothing but collect the latest spam and then use one of those libraries that lets you use gmail as a disk to get the spams and mount a realtime defense. Probably won't get this far, but I like the idea.
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One way to increase the amount is to set up an inbox that collects all of the emails delivered to a particular domain, if you can. I receive a fair amount of spam (100 emails/day or so), the majority of which isn't addressed to example@example.com but instead to, say, john@example.com.

[Edited by - benryves on March 5, 2010 9:46:33 AM]
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If you post the email addresses on a public forum like this, you'll start getting spam quite soon. There are email harvesters that check sites like this. Posting the address on Usenet will REALLY do the trick.
Once you have some spam, click on all of them. The next day you'll have ten times as much.
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Try giving it out on large AOL/MSN chats. I seem to remember that worked about a year back.
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You guys are going about this backward.

People collect candy dispensers, do you think some don't collect spam ?

Search "spam archive" and "spam repository" for more vi4gr4 goodness than you can chew. Not that you'd want to chew vi4gr4 goodness but... wathever.
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i suggest turning this into some kind of contest,
post you emails and we'l see how much spam we can sign you up for
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Original post by Kaze
i suggest turning this into some kind of contest,
post you emails and we'l see how much spam we can sign you up for


Anyone have a mail server they could setup for us. we each request an address, our username@whatever.blah and then whoever gets the most spam per day after a week wins an ECookie
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If you'd have said a few weeks ago, I would have forwarded my junk mail folder to you... I had about 8000 or so messages :)
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If you can tell me how to export selected email in thunderbird, I have 1000+ in my spam folder right now (I get 50-100 spam messages a day, and it deletes them regularly enough that my junk folder stays at around 1000). If you own a domain, set up the postmaster@domain address and it'll get tons of spam instantly. Likewise for webmaster@ and less so for abuse@
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Only on Gamedev....


Speaking of which - Guess which of my email addresses started receiving spam as soon as it was created, before anyone even knew about it [smile].
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A great start is posting your email address on a popular forum. You could even indulge the malicious bots by making multiple links to your email address in all different flavors.

jill@hotmail.com
jill at hotmail.com
jill @ hotmail.com
jill@hotmail.com
jill@hotmail.com
jill [at] hotmail.com
jill at hotmail dot com
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Try posting a resume with your email addy in it at Monster.com et al. Spambots just eat those up.
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