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Common technical terms in email

Stay current and expand your email knowledge with our list of common technical terms.

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Email harvesting

Email harvesting is the process of maliciously obtaining a large number of email addresses for sending spam or malware. Specialized email harvesting tools like harvesting bots crawl through websites and exploit vulnerabilities to obtain lists of email addresses. At Mailgun, we recommend complying with all data collection and storage regulations and organically building an email list to avoid spam traps.

Learn more about how to avoid sending out spam and stay on the right side of spam laws like CASL.

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