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bounce message

bounce message: [UNIX] n. Notification message returned to sender
   by a site unable to relay email to the intended Internet
   address recipient or the next link in a bang path (see
   bounce, sense 1).  Reasons might include a nonexistent or
   misspelled username or a down relay site.  Bounce messages can
   themselves fail, with occasionally ugly results; see sorcerer's
   apprentice mode and software laser.  The terms `bounce
   mail' and `barfmail' are also common.