I suspect this topic has been covered before, but I must have
missed it. If so, forgive the re-hash.
My main list is up to about 1100 members now, and each posting
generates between 10-30 bounce messages. It's hard to tell, since
many messages get replicated, or don't come back for three days.
Anyway, I finally got around to pruning the list of supposedly
"invalid" e-mail addresses (it's a chore to even FIND the right
address in a bounce message -- but that's another story) and
guess what? About 50% of the "pruned addresses" resulted in
a subscriber e-mailing back "hey, why was I unsubscribed?"
In other words, I am getting bounce messages for mail that was
*also* delivered, and of course the recipient doesn't have
a clue unless I complain. Is this the same experience the rest
of you have? How do you sort true invalid addresses from
semi-true addresses which also deliver? Or should we even
Thanks in advance for any insights.
Alan Deikman, ZNYX Corporation