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EMAIL GLOSSARY

What is the return-path in email?

When an email is sent to an invalid email address, that email will bounce, meaning it won’t land in an inbox. Many emails that bounce will have a return path embedded in the email information – this return path is the address that will be alerted about the bounced email.

The return path is inserted in the original email header. It’s similar to a formal letter where the return-path is typically written at the rear of the letter.

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