Re: why not honeypot email addresses
The spam filters already do a terrific job of that - they honeypot just about every email address in the organisation.
My personal favourite form of spam is the return message sent by retarded anti-virus software.
It appears the people who write anti-virus software still don't know that an email address can be spoofed. Every day that I have to explain why someone got an email telling them they're sending out viruses to people they've never heard of is a joy only idiot anti-virus developers can give. And they give so much.
Go ahead, explain to someone who doesn't understand how to create an Windows desktop shortcut why anti-virus servers send out junk mail. I'm beginning to wonder if these are the same people Symantec and McAfee use as a recruiting pool, but then that would be doing the users that don't know how to create shortcuts a disservice.