bounced e-mail

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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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Peterculter residents will now be spared an "arduous" trip to pick up any undelivered mail.
JERICHO, West Bank -- Palestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel.
Post offices in the Palestinian territories have been overloaded with some 10 tonnes of undelivered mail that has finally been released by Israel after being withheld for eight years.
Palestinian postal workers go through sacks of previously undelivered mail dating as far back as 2010, (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images) (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images) Ramadan Ghazawi, a Palestinian official at the central international exchange post office in the city of Jericho in the occupied West Bank, (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
It just never was delivered, piling up with countless other undelivered mail.
It is the largest-ever collection of undelivered mail found in Italy, Italian police say.
"Apart from the usual haul of empty cans, bottles and food wrappers, which filled countless dustbin bags, we also managed to remove more unusual dumped items like parts of a shower, a flatscreen television, pallets, a shopping trolley, a wheel and tyre and even a bag of undelivered mail which has now been handed over to the police," Mr Batson said.
Undelivered mail at Cardiff's strike-hit Penarth Road sorting office in 1986
Masters, citing federal law and agency policy, declined to say whether Douma had been fired in connection with the undelivered mail.
A FORMER Birmingham postman is facing jail for hoarding SIX YEARS' worth of undelivered mail.
A search of his home in Motherwell uncovered a hoard of undelivered mail from October 2008 to June last year.