Originally Posted by djm2
My question, however, revolves around how it would get spammed if use is restricted to very infrequent use by one or two persons, and never published? I would be concerned about giving it to any source for automatic replies, such as airlines, etc., but how about your spouse?
Spammers often send junk mail using what's called a 'dictionary attack'.
They simply guess your address by sending to messages to
where xxxxxxxxxx is every single combination of letters and numbers they can dream up.
They'll start at the letter a, and continue through every letter of the alphabet.
and so on.
You don't need to publish your address, or give it out to anyone in order to start receiving spam on it.
Best not to have an @carrier.blackberry.net email address at all, because spam can't be controlled on it.
Just use a GMail or Yahoo address instead. You still get nearly instant push mail, and you can control spam. Not to mention, the ability to manage your mailbox from anywhere.