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 for address harvester
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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.
  

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