= B =
bounce message n.
[common] Notification message
returned to sender by a site unable to relay email to the
intended Internet address recipient or the next link in a
bang path (see bounce, sense 1). Reasons might include a
nonexistent or misspelled username 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
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