I’m confused

Basic question: Will using OpenID make it harder for me to track spam?

I normally create a new email address for every site where I open an account; I do this to track who's sending me spam and so far it's worked flawlessly. I'm new to OpenID, so is using 1 single ID for a number of sites that require a login (sometimes this is an email address) going to mean it's much more difficult to track spam? Sorry if this is a dumb question. I'm pretty wedded to using disposable email addresses.
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  • It really depends on how your OpenID provider works.

    Some providers automatically provide the same email address wherever you sign in, so in that case, it would be harder. Other providers allow you to configure your account so that you don't share an email at all, and you just sign in with your OpenID — in that case, it'd be up to you to share an email with the site you've signed in to.

    Personally I've used disposable email addresses for the same purpose, but have kind of abandoned the tactic since the benefit just doesn't really add up anymore.

    OpenID can prevent you from getting more spam if you can sign up without providing an email address, but there are few sites that let you sign up without providing your email address these days. In those cases, you can of course use a disposable or one-off email address, but it might not be quite as easy as your current sign up method.
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  • I’m fine
    "Other providers allow you to configure your account so that you don't share an email at all, and you just sign in with your OpenID"

    Do u know any off the top of your head?

    Thanks again
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