Really old email address
A long time ago, in a different...
I "bagged" an "amusing" email address as part of a trial for a new service.
The trial published all the addresses in White Pages (see Yellow Pages and Post Office).
So my address was published for all to see before someone realised that this might have minor disadvantages.
It has always received SPAM but this seems to be reducing over time.
It has been a while, but I used to get some ISP based (or email software provider) developer have a brainwave and decide that the "amusing" address would be just wonderful and (presumably) cool and amusing test email address.
Cue flood of test emails.
When they were emailed to explain that this was a real email address in current use it all went quiet.
I never received an apology though.
Developers obviously so overwhelmed by their own wit that they never considered checking that a clearly valid email address was already in use.
I still use the address and the level of SPAM is remarkably low, all things considered.
I assume there is a whole world of email being shredded by various servers before they get anywhere near me.
On another topic I still occasionally see mentions of Scunthorpe and Penistone (amongst others) being blocked by email content filters