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bounce message

A notification message returned to the sender by a site unable to relay e-mail to the intended recipient or the next link in a bang path. Reasons might include a nonexistent or misspelled user name or a down relay site. Bounce messages can themselves fail, with occasionally ugly results; see sorcerer's apprentice mode and software laser. The terms "bounce mail" and "barfmail" are also common.

bounced email

An email message that is returned to the sender by the receiving mail server. Called a "non-delivery receipt" (NDR), "non-delivery report" (NDR), "non-delivery notification" (NDN) or "delivery status notification" (DSN), messages are bounced because the recipient does not have an account on that mail server or the recipient's address is misspelled. Email can also be bounced back by either the outgoing or receiving mail server if file attachments exceed a maximum limit. See email and backscatter spam.

bounced e-mail

An e-mail message that is returned to the sender by the receiving mail server. Called a "non-delivery receipt" (NDR), "non-delivery report" (NDR), "non-delivery notification" (NDN) or "delivery status notification" (DSN), messages are bounced because the recipient does not have an account on that mail server or the recipient's address is misspelled. E-mail can also be bounced back by either the outgoing or receiving mail server if file attachments exceed a maximum limit. See e-mail and backscatter spam.
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GFI MailEssentials 8 bounces spam back to the sender with a false non-delivery report. The NDR leads them to believe that the user's address is invalid, and gets that organization's addresses off the spam list.
GFI MailEssentials 8 also adds support for Microsoft Active Directory; whitelist auto-population; the ability to block spare by character set; binding to IIS Virtual SMTP Servers; support for multiple DNS blacklists and fake non-delivery reports generation.
The message-expiry feature returns a non-delivery report to the sender when a message cannot be delivered within a specified time.

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