Not to make you crazy, but there are bots who just try combinations of letters and numbers and send out thousands of spams. Then they track the ones that don't get a bounce to verify valid addresses. Your address is an easy one to generate this way.
My fiance had an earthlink account just for backup - he never used it. 30 days after opening the account, he was getting about 100 spams a day. We closed it. sharon Sharon Burton CEO, Anthrobytes Consulting 951-369-8590 www.anthrobytes.com Immediate Past President of IESTC -----Original Message----- Subject: Re: MORE SPAM TO LIST MEMBERS I don't mean to beat this to death, but I submitted my unsubscribe command and am just now getting time to accept the confirmation (which I will do after sending this message). But just a couple quick things. On January 1st, I changed email addresses, and I have been very careful about where I've posted that address. I have now gotten exactly >>two<< spam messages so far this year, and both are from this Indian Framemaker spammer. I responded each time and told him to unsubscribe me, but he continues to spam me, and many others on this list (who responded to me). If he is this unethical, he'll probably sell the addresses. I just started using Framemaker this year, and I have subscribed to exactly two online resources: this list, and Adobe's online forum. Adobe's forum hides email addresses, this list does not (nor should it). The most likely way this guy got my email, then, is from this list. I'm disappointed that the leadership of this list won't take action against this guy, so I'm sorry to go. Thanks to all for the excellent advice everyone gave me here, and sorry to have caused problems for anyone. John Huntington