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Something odd with mail routing

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Something odd with mail routing

I'm aware of reports of issues with mail delivery recently ... do not know if this is related or sheds any light on matters.

I have two domains on my account, a lot of mail boxes and catch all set.

All of the historical email addresses for my old business domain t*top.co.uk route via aliases to one mailbox.  This evening I received two quarantine notifications in that mailbox reported to be sent to addresses never used with that domain AND NOT MATCHING AN ALIAS to that mailbox.

How can that happen - I would have expected such emails to go to the account's catch all mailbox.

From: "Email Alerting Service" <unquarantine@quarantine.plus.com>
To: <Lincoln@t*top.co.uk>
Subject: Alert:  An email addressed to you has been quarantined
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:08:31 -0000
Message-ID: <7506397254.36826089258736654.JavaMail.root@c0040711.itcs.hp.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
	charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook 16.0
Thread-Index: AQG/2SDV0P3TJ7QaBfFOfthCRhsRpg==

'Lincoln@' is not an alias of the mail box t*top ... so how does it end up there and not in my default emailbox?