Back in 2004, a young American man was watching some political stuff on TV while he tried to open a gmail account. But his usual usernames were already taken, so he decided, as a joke, to choose the name of the dude who was talking on TV at that moment. And so email@example.com was born.
“I just thought it would be kind of funny to create an e-mail address based on a random senator whose name no one could spell.”
He now receives about 60 emails a day intended for The Chosen One, but he finds that overwhelming so he diverts them to his spam folder.