So just in the last couple of days I got two messages at my “public facing” gmail address that clearly weren’t meant for me. The first was advising the recipient that getting a new engine was a better idea than getting it rebuilt, then a followup to that message. No addressee mentioned, nor was there a link or an image in it.
The other one, received just yesterday, was one in Spanish (which I speak) where a woman is chiding a “Juan” (my name is José) for having toyed with her affections and treated her badly, and looked to my eye to be actually addressed to a particular guy. Again, no link, no image, nothing. I considered marking it spam, but just deleted it.*
Someone explained to me once that sometimes companies will fake register your email on a website or forum just so you’ll visit the website which drives up their Alexa ranking or whatever. I get the spam purpose for that, but these two emails have me mystified. Just mistyped addresses I guess?
*Actually the latter could just be phishing, expecting a “white knight” response or something.