Email: Soft Bounce and Hard Bounce Code Lookup and Definitions

An email bounce is when an email isn’t accepted by a business or Internet Service Provider’s mail server for a specific email address and a code is returned that the message has been rejected. The bounces are defined as either soft or hard. Soft bounces are typically temporary and are basically a code to tell the sender that they may wish to keep trying. Hard bounces are typically permanent and are coded to tell the