Alright, so here is the problem:
I have an email address I use for my domain. And I’ve been getting a ton of spam, which I considered was because the email address is posted on the webpage. However, today I went in and started looking at the Full headers for the emails, and Almost everyone of the emails is directed at some nonexistant email address. Now, normally, Dreamhost deletes emails delivered to a non-existant email address, right? Unless you have catch-all setup, right? Well, I also have firstname.lastname@example.org setup on my domain, just in case I need to get to something that went to the wrong address. However, it’s not set to forward anything.
So why would my main email address be receiving emails directed at these non-existant addresses? The Full headers can’t be spoofed, can they? If they say that the mail-to address is email@example.com, then that’s what the email will go to, right? It shouldn’t ACTUALLY be going to firstname.lastname@example.org, should it?
Like I obviously expect some spam…but I don’t want anymore than I have to receive(Currently about 50 a day). If I could figure out why these are being delivered to me when they aren’t being sent to me, that would help a lot.