Is there a way to bounce emails?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by carlsson, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. carlsson macrumors 6502


    Jul 18, 2001
    A couple of times per year I need to bounce emails I get. Since Leopard Apple have decided to remove this feature in Mail.
    It was doable in Mountain Lion due to the hack "Restore Bounce Mail Button", but this doesn't work in Mavericks.

    Is there any way to restore this function in OS X 10.9 Mail?

    If not, is there a service (paid or free) that can emulate this behavior?
  2. 2trout macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2013
    great advise and link, was wondering how this could be done, thank you!
  3. kkinto macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2011
    This 'workaround' doesn't seem to work on Mountain Lion at all - the Mail disappears but it is never sent anywhere and certainly doesn't bounce back to the user. This little script is repeated in a lot of places on the net but seems linked always to Lion, not Mountain Lion. But unfortunately ML seems to be missing the core code this script is trying to call. There is even one that includes a tool bar bounce icon, but sadly its the same script - looks liuke it works, but no message is ever sent back to the user.

    Is this the same for anyone else or has someone been able to get this to work on MLion?

  4. carlsson thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 18, 2001
    It worked for me when I did ML. Not Mavericks though.
  5. GlenK macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2013
    St. Augustine, FL
    That work around worked for me too on ML but doesn't work on Mavericks.
  6. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    You never want to Bounce an email back to a spammer. This then will validate your email address ands mark your email account for more nefarious spams. Two never post you full email address anywhere on the Internet where it can be cached to anyone or web crawlers.
  7. dean1012 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    Unless you know what you are doing and what risk you are taking... *cough*
  8. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    +1 (especially the first point)...

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