Whether its signing up for a the newest social network, or posting a comment on your favorite blog, it seems like just about everything asks for your email address. It's no wonder we get so many spam emails trying to sell magic pills, online subscriptions, or "As Seen On TV" gadgets. Just like the regular junk mail from the post office, spam email are an unfortunate part of life.
However, it is fairly easy to set up alternate junk email account. Just go to hotmail, yahoo, gmail, or any other free email client of your choice. Open an account under some easy to remember name like firstname.lastname@example.org. Start using this new address for all the random requests, and save you real email address for emergency contacts, banking, and personal correspondences. It will take you all of about 5 minutes to set up and your inbox will no longer be filled with spam.