If you send an email, via gmail, and the recipient doesn't get it for whatever reason (or if the address doesn't exist), would you get an error report?
JanSt / MOD
May. 19, 2014 at 18:53
Usually you do, yes. Haven't used gmail in ages...
May. 20, 2014 at 09:00
Yes, you always get a reply saying that email couldn't be delivered.
- email address doesn't exist
- mailbox is full
- email rejected for some other reason
- email is delayed, but system will keep retrying (system is not your phone, but your email provider)
- email delivered, but attachment is dropped
Nature of error is dependent on recipient's system. Not all email systems will provide a meaningful rejection, since there are over 100 supported reasons in protocol response.
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