what does all the scam sited do by collecting our emails.......

@niitesh (1656)
January 21, 2007 12:49am CST
i have heard that all the scam sites collects our emails ids and sells them.so my question is what good is our email ids to them?people on the net are not business tycoons who have million of dollars waiting for them in the e-mail id .so what good is our personal e-mail id to them
2 responses
@curried (49)
• South Africa
21 Jan 07
I run a poetry site with almost 500 members. You need a unique email to register. I must say that at least 10 people contact me everyday to offer to buy the email addresses. I can't believe people do these things. I hate spam, but i'm so prone to it. I get on average 500 - 600 spam messages a day between the various accounts i run on a daily basis. So yeah they sell your address.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
21 Jan 07
Just simple. They collect all the email addresses and sell it to spammers so that one fine morning you get unsolicited mail.