These people are stupid. Dumb! With an email address you can crack the password in minutes or seconds unless you have one of those programs that hashes your password so that it takes up to six months to decode.
Anybody can access your email and use it for illicit purposes. It is so easy.
"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz