Someone has signed up to my site using email@example.com
Very unlikely to be coincidence. He may have filtering set up especially for us but I doubt it and he could do this using our From address anyway.
So my suspicion is that he’s doing what I used to do. I’d set up different aliases and addresses for each company to contain the problem if they release my details to other companies without permission. I also planned to have it out with any company that breached my trust or didn’t protect data securely because I could trace the spam problem back to them as no other company would have the email ID.
Clever, I thought. However, I stopped doing it because someone said spammers don’t simply harvest and buy lists so much these days anyway. They simply churn out random emails because frankly, they don’t care if 99% don’t work. If I couldn’t hold the company to account, it didn’t seem worth bothering.
Thanks Jake. I have just a few now of increasing disposability from a family only one that never changes to a scumbag one! I wonder whether people think spammers do randomly generate IDs rather than always scraping from sites and using lists.