AfterDawn: Glossary


A spambot is a computer that carries out the task of distributing spam, whether via E-Mail or Instant Messaging clients or otherwise. Spambots might also carry out other tasks such as mine valid e-mail addresses from a machine infected with malware, or even scan over entire websites for e-mail addresses that have been posted by users.

In most cases, Spambots are part of a network of other spambots generally referred to as a Botnet.


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