Ada = A = adger

address harvester n.

A robot that searches web pages and/or filters netnews traffic looking for valid email addresses. Some address harvesters are benign, used only for compiling address directories. Most, unfortunately, are run by miscreants compiling address lists to spam. Address harvesters can be foiled by a teergrube.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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