Originally Posted by overlander63
There are a few rerasons you could be getting inordinate amount of spam. Your email address is easily "guessed", you post your email address on forums (spambots troll the 'net for email addresses), you may belong to groups that allow public access to members' email addresses, etc.
A way to avoid the 'bots from getting your email, is when you have to post your email address, you can substitute (at) for @ and space the address out so it isn't a link.
I do try to stay away for "Questionable Sites", and my "Ad-Aware" program does alert me if the site has a bad history. But I am sure that even some of the better sites can be under attack from the spambots. Thanks for the "at" substitution thing. I will try that the next time I am asked for my email.