bounce message


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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.
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the original sender address) for the bounce message to be delivered.
As a result, the legitimate email user receives a bounce message for emails that they never sent.
Getting listed because of a bounce message is completely bogus.
Customizable NDR Messages: Bounce message text is now customizable and can be created for virus, spam and banned file notifications for both the sender and recipients.
Janulaitis added, "We hope that more businesses and individuals will begin to add domain filters and bounce messages back to those site.
Top subject lines used by spammers included "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)", "Return mail" and "Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender", correlating with the use of NDR or bounce messages as a spam vector, but new malware related subject lines also emerged, such as "Notice of Underreported Income" and "Thank you for setting the order No.
It would reduce spam by allowing e-mail providers to bounce messages with falsified addresses.
If you're unlucky, you will also have been overloaded with bounce messages from ISPs and corporate mail servers, because your e-mail address has been used as one of Sobig's spoof identities.