This is what my inbox looks like today:
Yes, that is 31,317 unread messages in my Inbox. This is post sorting and filtering.
Yes, it is mostly spam. But I am pretty sure there are some valid emails in there.
So, for personal stuff, email is dead to me. I can't wade through all this spam.
For Open Source development, I still love e-mail lists, and loath some groups using 'forums' instead. Using maildrop, I presort all of my lists into folders, so they are not included in the above number.
If you must use e-mail, you could use one of the above methods to get a new super-secret email address.... Or you could try emailing pquerna on my apache.org account, which is the only semi-public one I do tend to read.
For those who don't understand any of this, or why I get so much spam, please look at this animation by Mike Davidson.
By the time I finished writing this post, my Inbox looked like this:
All 6 new emails were spam. I rest my case