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