How easy is this to do? Simple in fact. If you had the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and you needed to sign up to something like Spotify, you could create email@example.com and replies would arrive in your inbox as usual. A big advantage of using this method is it can help find out who is selling your email address to spammers and allow you to filter out the spam from your inbox.
Looking for some safe and easy payback against spammers? Let https://spa.mnesty.com do the dirty work for you. Simply forward the spam email to firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure you strip out any of your personal information) and let their chatbot waste the spammers time. Spamnesty will also send you a link to the conversation so you can watch it unfold in real time.
It’s rather interesting to visit their website to see the range of exchanges and cons that are activated the moment a spam email is answered. And it serves as a valuable warning never to respond to spam as it indicates your email address is active making it all the more valuable to other spammers.