How Do Spammers Get My Email Address?
If you’ve ever wondered how spammers get your email address, you’re not alone. There are four ways that spam senders get people’s email addresses:
- Spammers will illegally buy lists of real people’s email addresses.
- Spammers will use “harvesting” programs that scour the Internet like Google and copy any text that contains the “@” character.
- Spammers will use “dictionary” (brute force) programs like hackers.
- You will unwittingly volunteer your email address to dishonest subscribe/unsubscribe online services.