Problem is, spam still works. So it won't be going away any time soon.
One spam vendor was recently spamming (yes) their own ads to a few million e-mail addresses. The message contained this PDF file:
Two things worthy of noting here:
First: The old e-mail spam vendors are selling mobile phone text message spam lists as well.
Second: The vendor here is trying to avoid getting spammed themselves, by writing their e-mail address (which is email@example.com) as info [at] bulk-mail [dot] org.
We suppose they are worried that an e-mail collecting spider might find their e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and add it to a spam database. Then their address (which was email@example.com) would get spam too. We guess.
Anyway, their address seems to be firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you don't post it to a public web page or they might otherwise get spam.