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How do I tell if Bounce is working?

The easiest way to tell if Bounce is working is to send yourself an email and then bounce it.  You should shortly receive a bounced email which will show you exactly what the spammer would see if they received a bounce from you.

(NOTE: To test the bounce message it is best to send test messages between two regular ISP email connections.  If you are on an exchange server and send bounce messages on the internal network, it probably will not work.  This is because there are not proper email headers sent when exchange delivers mail to internal mailboxes.  Also free web based emails may classify incoming bounce messages as spam and move them to the bulk folder.  They also tend to block bounce type messages altogether.)

Details on how Bounce works. (Advanced)
SpamBully is acting as an smtp server, resolving the mx record for the message and then trying to directly connect with the remote mail server. It queries your local dns server for the location of the mx server of the bounce message that needs to be sent. It then sends this through its own internal smtp server. The bounce feature does NOT use your ISP SMTP server and copies of the messages do not appear in the sent items folder. Your ISP may also block these types of outgoing messages because spammers make use of the same port to send out their spam messages.  So blocking this port limits spam being sent from subscriber's computers.

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