so why is it that I get almost no spam to my earthlink account1) Luck coupled with scale. I *do* get spam at my Earthlink account, but not nearly as much...
Earthlink has the "Spaminator" which does a very good job of blocking spam (and not mailing lists). Email-bourne viruses would be very easy to block too, but they don't do that.
Go to: https://spaminator.earthlink.net/ sign in with your e-mail address and password to see what spam has been caught. ...Bob