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Re: [Phys-l] "excessive bounces"

Being able to 'bounce' a message back to it's sender (still marked as unread - even if you HAVE opened/read it) is supposed to make the sender think that your email address doesn't exist and the sender will (hopefully) delete you from further messages.

This was an early and no longer useful way to fight spam.

On Aug 20, 2009, at Aug 20(Thu) 3:09 , Jack Uretsky wrote:

Hi all-
My mail program, used as a Linux client, is "Pine" or ("Alpine")
from U. Wash. One of the options it gives me, when reading mail, is
"bounce". I'm not sure what it does, I've never used it, nor have I
looked for information on it.
Thre mus be other Pine users out there.