Question #2: Will I get a lot of SPAM email?
Yes. If you are connected to the Internet and you do not have anti-spam software, you will get a lot of SPAM. Receiving spam has nothing to do with entering sweepstakes or contests.
I do recommend that before you start entering sweepstakes and contests online, you create a new email address just for that purpose. That way, it is easier to filter out the winning emails from the jokes sent but Uncle Harold. Many Internet providers offer you 5-10 email addresses when you sign-up for their service or you can get a free Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail address.
What do you to protect yourself online?