Don't we all hate spam emails! I have been fairly fortunate in that I have hardly had any now for over 4 years and this is mainly due to the fact that I hide all email addresses on the website in java script, so they are not easily found by the web crawlers that specifically harvest email addresses across the internet.
Well that all came to an end about 4 weeks ago when two of my email addresses started receiving spam mails, then suddenly it all turned into an absolute flood drawing in a third address in the process. This came about I believe as I found these addresses on someone Else's website with no protection to stop them from being harvested.
The end result - I have deleted all 3 addresses and introduced new addresses on my website. That bought an end to the spam mail, so things are now back to normal. The moral of this little story is that if you are going to supply email addresses to others for Family History research purposes and they do not hide email addresses on there website, then use a Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo email address that you can close when the spam mail becomes too much to handle.
Have a Great Day