[pcductape] Re: Eric's ISP=>bounced email

  • From: Scott McNay <Wizard@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: Bob Noble <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 00:25:55 -0600

Hi Bob,

Thursday, November 6, 2003, 11:09:08 PM, you wrote:

BN> I guess I should get straight to the point on this, for those that don't get
BN> what we are talking about. If one's ISP is down for any reason, email sent 
to
BN> them at this time is bounced back to where it was sent from.  When this 
happens
BN> to these group email things, the software controlling the group email 
functions,
BN> show the emails as a bounce and may even cancel your subscription to the 
list,
BN> thinking there is no one home. Usually cancellation wouldn't happen, unless 
the
BN> bounces are continuous. If a lot of bounces are generated, it means your 
ISP is
BN> down a lot, which isn't good.

A full mailbox would probably do it also.  A spam filter that didn't
like the contents might bounce email as well, if it doesn't blacklist
the IP of the server that sends the email.

--Scott.


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