Spam, we can't seem to get away from it. Almost all are unwelcome and there is little we can do about it beyond relying on a decent filter. So what can you do when you want to evaluate some software or a service but you can't get access without providing your precious email address?
As a techie I confess that I hate marketing, but as a business man I understand the need for it and the value that it brings to a company. I hope that as time has progressed I've learned enough to get by. But it's a difficult dichotomy to live with and I struggle with it every day.