Did the email mention you personally? Could just be some random spam getting send out to randomly generated email addresses and they got lucky
Well that depends how the OP generates addresses but it seems unlikely. Most people doing this use a wildcard system. Typically an address will consist of a known value and the bit that varies eg;
In order to get random spam the name generator has to have finally hit on something that ends with '.mymailbox'. Once they do that anything will go through eg 'a.mymailbox@', 'b,mymailbox@' etc. It'd be a pretty bizarre name generator that happened to try 'timico.mymailbox@' on it's first attempt.
The alternative strategy is to use the standard '+' notation supported by most servers eg;
And again you have to ask what kind of random generator only picked 'mymailbox+timico' when 'mymailbox+aaaaa' is just as valid.
Edited by Andrue (Tue 01-Dec-15 22:35:39)