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rejected emails

When I send an email to an address that doesn't exist, I don't receive a message telling me that the email didn't go through. Surely, that capability exists with Comcast Email, but how do I implement it? 

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Re: rejected emails

You really have no way to tell if an address really exists or not unless you either get a response or a bounce message when you send to it, or you have some prior knowledge that it doesn't exist.  I tried it using a couple of bogus IDs with the Yahoo domain, and both messages went out.  I didn't get any bounce on either one of them.  So even though I just cooked them up randomly, that doesn't mean they don't exist.  Also, it depends on how the message is handled at the recipient domain.

 

If you try to send to a made-up domain, the second you hit Send Comcast email will pop up a message saying it wasn't sent.  I tried that too, using @shclomozzle.edu and a fake user ID.




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Re: rejected emails

Thanks for your response, but two hours ago I sent an email to: pnnnnnnnnnnnnkx@verizon.net.

And so far, I have not received a notification that it didn't go through. So in the future, if I send an important email and make a slight mistake in the address, apparently the email will go out, but I will never find out that the intended addresse never received it.

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Re: rejected emails

More than anything, it depends on the domain you're sending to.  Not all email providers will generate a  bounce message.  If you send to an address that is no longer valid, Comcast will generate an "undeliverable" message to you.  If someone sends to a Comcast email address that has been closed, the sender will get "not our customer".  But there is little uniformity among mail providers as far as bounce messages are concerned.




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Re: rejected emails

Thanks for the feedback, it is much appreciated.