I joined the Project Honeypot a couple of months ago. Until now the placed harvesters were only of little use. But today I received the following e-mail:

Matthias —
Regardless of how the rest of your day goes, here’s something to be happy about — today one of your donated MXs helped to identify a previously unknown email harvester (IP: The harvester was caught a spamtrap email address created with your donated MX:


You can find information about your newly identified harvester here:


Don’t forget to tell your friends you made the Internet a little better today. You can refer them to Project Honey Pot directly from our website:


By default, we only send this message out once: the first time one of your installed honey pots or donated MXs helps identify a new harvester. If you’d like to be notified every time one of your resources is helpful in identifying a previously unknown harvester, you can specify this preference on your settings page:


Thanks from the entire Project Honey Pot team and, we’re sure if they knew, from the Internet community as a whole.