Always create a number of email accounts. You have your business which is business only. You have your personal, which is just you and the people in your circle.
Create other accounts, some in other names, to join various sites, especially Facebook.
Always use Nicknames.
Suppose you are a 34 year old woman, married with two children. But you joined this site as Greenstick and your email is Greenstick@yahoo. com.
Now you know that you will get emails from all sorts of people who think you are a single man. You’ll get mail from ‘sexy Russian women’ , from people trying to sell you things. Often, on Facebook if you mention anything, whether a cruise, a motorcycle, a washing machine, you’ll be getting posts selling you these things. Some even saying ‘you won!”
You don’t have to ponder; that’s spam.