A certain Russian MP3 site that sells songs for pennies may or may not be legal in the US, but I can tell you one thing: they sell e-mail addresses to spammers.

I signed up with them a few weeks back, just to poke around and try their desktop application. Of course, I used a special tracking e-mail address when I signed up. In the short time since, I”ve started receiving some pretty nasty spam at that account. Here’s a brief sampling of some I’ve gotten:

  • Illegall and viollent familyy orrgiesart
  • Trasshy teenn sllut gets her brainss screwedd outdream
  • The rape of three teens mediumize

So, if you sign up with them, you may want to use a throw-away account to keep your primary e-mail account clear. And use a one-time use credit card number.