A while back, I created an additional Gmail account so I could make use of the Gmail Drive software. This allows one to create a virtual drive using the 6Gb space allocated for Gmail accounts. That's pretty handy, and I used it quite frequently for nothing but online storage and retrieval of files between computers at different physical locations.
The funny thing? I NEVER used it for email. Never. Not once.
So on a whim today, I actually went out to that particular Gmail account to clean up files I had stashed there earlier, and to see what's happened over the months.
There were 916 spam emails.
I kid you not. This account has never sent an outbound email, and yet there they were. I've never even given out the email address to anybody, and it's packed to the gills with spam. Technology's wonderful, ain't it?