Hmmm, I've had a Gmail acc't 2 yrs w/o spam
I don't know why you're getting so much spam, but your experience is totally opposite from mine because I never get spam at my Gmail account. If you've ever posted your email address in a public forum or other place, that could account for it. Windows Live Mail and Gmail are totally different things though. Gmail is an email service and Windows Live Mail is not. It's an email client for accessing a service like Gmail. It does have built in spam filters, but they're far form perfect.