Bounce Message


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Bounce Message

A message from a server to an e-mail sender that the e-mail did not reach the recipient. There may be a variety of reasons for a bounce message, ranging from an invalid e-mail address to a full mailbox to a busy server.
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have announced a new feature in the Barracuda Span Firewall that can differentiate legitimate NonDelivery Receipt (NDR) messages - also known as bounce messages - from invalid NDR messages resulting from spoofing attacks.
New Invalid Bounce Suppression Feature Blocks Bounce Messages Resulting From Spoofing Attacks
If you're unlucky, you will also have been overloaded with bounce messages fromISPs and corporate mail servers,because your e-mail address has been used as one of Sobig's spoofidentities.
Version 4 also includes improvements in handling of false bounce messages (backscatter), improved content and attachment filtering, and further reductions of false positives.
New routing capabilities that enable options such as forwarding messages to administrator, customized bounce messages, action notifications to sender, and blocking incoming mail per policy
0 requires no programming and retrieves e-mail bounce messages from the e-mail account(s) of the user's choice.
Bounced email and defunct addresses accumulate, and bounce messages may be misinterpreted, leading list owners to discard good addresses.