Today I setup another gmail address as control group. Lets see how long it takes for spammers to pick this firstname.lastname@example.org. Bets accepted 🙂 I think it will take 5/7 days for the first spam message to come. What do you think?
UPDATE: It took about 2 hours before I got the first spam message sent by a spammer (not by Mauro).
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