Any online transaction I always use the account which attracts the spam i.e ordering online from Scan , ccl, registering etc. The other acc. is known to a neighbour and this site. I could count on the fingers of one hand the number of people I have contacted via the envelope on this site's postings yet yesterday and today I am receiving spam on this email address. One yesterday was a 419 scam and the other a money offer. Previous to this my *private* mail account had not received one item of spam over a space of at least a year.
Whilst I would be wary of pointing a finger at any person I leave you to draw your own conclusions.
Paranoid...Welcome to the real world. I receive 50 pieces of spam a day and it is not a real problem. The internet is an open source, if this bothers anyone I would suggest that they don't use it. Use the delete button, it is not an arduous task.
100 in one day? You don't know you're born. Wait until the spammers really get going on your accounts.
Did you know that there are companies that sell email address generators that can create millions of random email addresses an hour and then send a message to each and every one of them?
Did you know that there are companies that will do this creating and sending for you?
Did you know that these address generators "know" when they've made a hit, whether or not you reply to them? Once they've made a hit to a seemingly real address, there is no doubt at all that the amount of spam sent to that address will multiply - and multiply in an almost geometric fashion.
You pointedly say in your post "draw your own conclusions." Well, I do and it's not the same conclusion that you've drawn.