Is that MSN hotmail? I used to get so much crap on that so I got rid of it. All I have now is my local provider's email acc. and have no spam or probs whatsoever. If you didn't ask for it it's prob. no good. If Telus wants to get a hold of you they can always call.
There are so many scam artists coming at you from all corners of the world it seems, doesn't hurt to be cautious. I've got Norton Internet Securities prog installed (since the crash) but I still don't feel totally secure.
Re: Vanc. - no immediate plans for that but I'll keep you posted