I’m writing this post mostly so I (and possibly you, fellow IT guy/gal) can refer to it as a best-practice.
For each vendor or service, create a mailbox for that new service using this format: $email@example.com. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s break that down, shall we?
mycompany: by putting the name of my company in here, it makes it nearly impossible for a spammer to guess this address.
vendor: it just makes clear why we created this email address. Maybe some day you’ll want to run a script against all of our vendor-specific email addresses/mailboxes.
nameofvendor: for why you’d use the name of the vendor, see #2, #3 and #4 below.
Vendor-specific addresses accomplish several things: