I’m now getting 20 or more spams a day at my gmail address. At least Gmail’s spam filters catch all of them. When one of my addresses gets too much spam, I usually abandon it. I took advantage of my spare invites to give myself another gmail account.
Today I found 5 spams in my new account, which I never publicized anywhere. The name is long, a bit unusual (the combination of two names) and shouldn’t be found with a dictionary attack. If I’m going to get spam there, I might as well stick with my old gmail address since everyone knows it, I have all of my labels and filters set up nicely, and it’s easier than updating everyplace I signed up with it. My new address is now forwarding and only a few friends know it.