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Bounced Emails Don't Show

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:51 pm
by dah000
I've tried bouncing emails to my Windows Mail account back to my Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo accounts ... but I never seen anything arriving back at ANY of those web-based email sites. When I go through the bouncing process, everything seems to go just fine but nothing is ever received back at my Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo accounts. I'm just trying to prove that the "Bouncing" actually works.
Thanks

Re: Bounced Emails Don't Show

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:38 am
by stan_qaz
I'll start off with my standard bounce warning
I should warn you, if you send a bounce message the person receiving it could make an effort to get your ISP to shut your net access off. Since you have engaged in e-mail forgery, abuse (read your ISP's AUP on that) of another Internet user and potentially gotten your ISP's server into the spamcop mail rejection database, they have a fair chance.

The problem is that MW sends the bounce message to the address that is put into the e-mail, sadly that is easily forged and well over 90% of the time isn't the one the mail came from. The address the spammer forges is one of someone he wants to have mail-bombed with bogus bounces or something random.

Bottom line, bouncing is unsafe for you, hell for the victim who had their address stolen and it doesn't bother the spammer in the least.

If you want something reasonably safe and very effective try the MW Spamcop.net reporting tool and FirstAlert.
If you want to see more on why your attempt to bounce isn't working enable logging (Help - About) and look at the socket log.

Most likely reason is that your ISPs are detecting the fact that you are forging e-mails with an address reserved for the ISPs admins and are refusing it.

You are far better off not using the bounce feature even to play with.

Re: Bounced Emails Don't Show

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:47 am
by TrustFire
dah000 wrote:I've tried bouncing emails to my Windows Mail account back to my Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo accounts ... but I never seen anything arriving back at ANY of those web-based email sites. When I go through the bouncing process, everything seems to go just fine but nothing is ever received back at my Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo accounts. I'm just trying to prove that the "Bouncing" actually works.
Thanks
Which flavor of MWP are you using - the V6 or the latest 2012?

If you're using the V6 ensure that bounce is enabled.

Edit:
Just tried bouncing to my own Windows Mail, Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! accounts with no issues whatsoever.