I own the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. It's not my main email address, but I use it for various purposes.
One of the problems with having this account is just the sheer number of people who give it out as their email address. I do not understand why people have their credit card statements, copies of their passwords, intimate photos etc sent to this address. In frustration, I recently wrote to someone:
You know, I am used to other people giving out my email address email@example.com to various web sites, but I am always baffled when someone decides to send scanned copies of their passport to an email account they do not own or control.
What on earth are you thinking?
I have deleted the scanned copies of your passport which you sent to me.
Don't do that again.— Sinan
So, I log on to my email tonight, and lo and behold, there are a few messages from DropBox. One of them goes:
Subject: See your photos! From: Dropbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) To: email@example.com; Date: ... You uploaded your first photos to Dropbox!
I mean, really?!
So, Dropbox allows people to set up accounts with any old email address without verifying that they have access to said account.
I tried to find a way on their web site to report such an abuse. But, after I had had enough of this, I just gave up, reset the password and deleted the account. I explained why I was doing that in their response form.
The fact that they let people upload a whole bunch of sensitive files using my email address is reason enough for me not to use the service.