Who sold your Email address or another good reason to get a GMAIL account.

Picked up a good tip recently, I always “opt-out” of mailing lists unless I feel the company is reputable so I was surprised last week to start receiving spam, anyway the tip I found out is to use (register for) GMAIL with the “+” option.
Suppose you are registering at a website called MAPS when you register your email address add “+maps” without the quotes to your name so if you are bobihatespam@gmail.com just put bobihatespam+maps@gmail.com it will still arrive at your bobihatespam@gmail.com inbox but will now be tagged +maps, if you then get loads of spam to your inbox and it’s tagged +maps, well, you know where it came from.
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