The Bounce Notification Message is a reporting feature built into all sites. This is for email only. The report records whenever a bounced email is returned following a Notify Me® delivery. The Bounced Notification message is generated when bounced emails are detected and are sent to all System Administrators of affected sites. The report generates daily, but no email will send if no bounces occur on that day.
Once an email address records a predetermined set of bounces (most commonly 3), the email address will be disabled (deactivated), and notification messages will no longer be sent to that email address. This reduces the load on servers by not sending emails to users who cannot receive them. A successfully delivered notification will reset that email address’s bounce count to 0. The number of bounces required before an email address is set to inactive can be updated by Support.
The email address will be deactivated on all sites upon which it is subscribed. Bounce Notifications will be sent to All Sites to which the reported email address is subscribed. Due to this, a site may receive a Bounce Notification message for categories that have not recently been used to send a notification. When the bounce count is reset, it is reset on all subscribed sites.
Users can address the reason their email address is responding with bounce messages and resubscribe to reactivate their subscriptions. If a user is no longer using the address, no action is required.
- At this time the bounce notification message does not include SMS.
- Email reports cannot be disabled without removing System Administrator Permissions.
Bounced SMS (text messages) are not tracked within the CMS (Content Management System) and therefore, we are unable to send notifications. If an SMS is undeliverable it is unsubscribed immediately and will no longer be sent SMS.
Prevent Users from Receiving Bounced Message Notifications
At this time, the only way to prevent a specific user from being sent the Bounced Message notification is by disabling the user’s System Administrator permissions. Making the user an Owner will stop them from getting the report email.
If the report lists several users with the same email domain or users that should receive notifications (staff, local officials, etc.), it is helpful to verify with the email domain's administrators that emails from firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com are not being blocked or filtered.