I meant simtropolis got compromised not my email (which by the way is just a redirection so tough luck trying to break that one , one would need the "master" email which receives all the stuff
sorry for the confusion.
I don't believe it, because I own a specific domain name which means if they start generating random emails for my domain I should receive some elsewhere
I meant compromised in that I believe the website actually was broken into or something and the email retrieved for spamming
It happened on other websites/forums before a couple of times (and it has always proven to be a "hacked" or "compromised" website until now)
no viruses on my computer thank you, furthermore it's a webmail I use, so nothing is stored locally (and the webmail is not something as common or as easy to hack/guess as hotmail/yahoo/google ...
I'm not actually looking for a "solution". As the title indicates, I believe this website may have been compromised.
spam actually mostly comes from inexistant email addresses most of the time. A bit like you could write any return address on a letter.
Heck at some point I had an email client plugin which allowed me to send emails seemingly coming from anywhere (though my SMTP would be constant) (reason was because of the domain)
I don't use any filter on this range of email addresses, simply because I never receive any spam on it (except from those websites that are hacked/companies that shut down and therefore client information which leaks ...)
this is different from my personnal email address which has a filter simply because you can't trust everyone you mail to with their computer
As an aside, the fact that there is one email per website is also an easy way to protect against fishing
simply because if I recieve an email seemingly coming from ebay (for example) asking for something, If it's not sent to the right email address (the one I gave to ebay) then obviously something is fishy