I think this was kind of skewed by the type of people she interviewed. I think e:mail spam is much worse for those who own websites and whose e:mail addresses are out there to be grabbed. That is of course unless the average joe has managed to get on a spammers list somehow.
I am getting about 10 spam emails as I write this post. It is a HUGE problem. Had I started on the internet later, would not have been a problem. But try to get your email address removed from old defunct websites. And you have to keep using your email addy in case you get notified to renew a domain name or something important. Something big has to be done.
One big trick if you have domains you run, in the old days by default many would have firstname.lastname@example.org forwarded...much better to have specific accounts and don't pick up the rest because spammers will send to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org just to try and snag a live one.