There are lots of lonely people out there, so the fact is they make money by sending out an email and someone falls for it. My partner gets email offering viagra, penis enlargement etc, doesn't mean she has been looking into a sex change.That doesn't really answer your question, but I can say I do not visit any kind of porn, adult or dating and I have 130 or more emails from them in my box now..I type to you. When I found out years ago he was trolling these types of sites I hit the roof. I could not wrap my head around why he would be doing this. I must be a moron for thinking he could ever change! I will say I have a FB page and I am on the internet far more than he is and yet I don't get that type of email at all. One of those accounts was mainly used as a way to snoop on the estranged husband's dating site profiles. And that account was used to enroll in several of the dating sites as part of that. Of course, past actions may indicate something else, but that would then be a different story. If he has 500 spam in his mailbox, I would say half or more are from dating sites. I have known that in the past (during his bad behavior times, he has cruised Adult Friend Finder type of sites). My Dear Hubby can see my screen, and he knows that I do not go on even ONE dating site. It's enough to make you both be impressed with antivirus software vendors and want to light your laptop on fire and go offline. Only with an effective spam filter or any action by service providers will it reduce but even then its a constant never ending battle. My latest concern is the amount of dating site spam he receives. I get Latino singles (and I am not hispanic), Russian brides (and I'm a female), Match.com, and people who supposedly "found my profile" and want to send me photos! Within minutes, shoot, even seconds, the email would come pouring in. Dating sites, porn, politics, selling toasters, wanting political discussion. Once your IP address is being squirted out onto the internet via email, someone is grabbing that information and using it. Once your email address is "passed on" or compromised , it continuously gets passed on and on and on etc (ie sold on).
I am referring, of course, to random spam messages on dating sites.
The other e-mail account used for my daily life gets hardly any of that spam.
However, since your husband had an issue with it in the past, I'd do some snooping. I have to disagree with those convinced he has to be on dating sites to get the spam. However, in my career I worked at an anti-spam email company for awhile.
He said some of those sites automatically add those things in the blanks prompting you to edit and set up an account.
Remember the golden rule - NEVER SEND MONEY TO ANYONE YOU MEET ONLINE.
It’s a strategy with two goals: to get the guy practicing it some attention from one or more girls, and to keep him emotionally protected in the process.