stop dropping ur "live" emails on ay web platform that is open to public .
1) always change NAME@gmail.com to NAME [at the rate] gmail [dot] com - bots are programmed to siphon the text that surrounds the "@" symbol so you are safe in this case .
2)Regularly clear ur browser cache , coz cache sniffing can tell ppl what sites you visit and based on that they SELL out your email id to internet marketers . Yes its a business ! people sell and people buy emails that say are categorized in neat folders "madical" "age 18- 25" OR "Cosmetics" and then they are sold to any internet marketer who uses them in a mass email software to spam us ;)