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  1. An electronic mail message is said to bounce when it is not successfully delivered.
  2. Sometimes people will say ``bounce a copy of that mail to someone.'' This is more commonly called forwarding mail.

If you send an e-mail and it does not get delivered, usually a copy of the undelivered message will be sent to you as e-mail, with additional header lines attached to the front of it, containing information about what went wrong.

If you need help with mail problems, send mail to postmaster@nmt.edu or contact the help desk.


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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu
Last updated: 1997/05/22 02:29:39 UT
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