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Definitions of BOUNCE MESSAGE
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A notification message returned to the sender by a site unableto relay e-mail to the intended recipient or the next linkin a bang path. Reasons might include a nonexistent ormisspelled user name or a down relay site. Bounce messagescan themselves fail, with occasionally ugly results; seesorcerer's apprentice mode and software laser. The terms"bounce mail" and "barfmail" are also common.
By Denis Howe