Max Programming, LLC – eMail Bounce Handler v1.2 January, 15 2003

Maxprog is proud to present a new eMail Bounce Handler update. eMail Bounce
Handler is Maxprog bounce e-mail filtering and handling tool.


Bounce e-mail (sometimes referred to as bounce mail) is electronic mail
that is returned to the sender because it cannot be delivered for some
reason. Unless otherwise arranged, bounce e-mail usually appears as a new
note in your inbox. E-mail users can encounter bounce e-mail because an
addressee has changed his or her address, because their mail box is full,
because the note is misaddressed, or for some other reason.

Bounce e-mail can be handled by a program when sending e-mail to a list and
most e-mail distribution list vendors include this capability. Such a
bounce handler can retry later, unsubscribe the addressee from the list, or
take some other action.

Maxprog has developed eMail Bounce Handler, a bounce e-mail filtering and
handling tool that recognizes bounce e-mails using a customizable set of
rules and extracts the recipients addresses allowing you to use them again
to try sending your mail or to take them off your list. eMail Bounce
Handler simply connects to your pop mailbox in order to retrieve bounces
letting any other message untouched. Once your mailbox is processed and all
bounces removed from your server, you will get your list of “bad” e-mails
addresses. Then you can export it in order to clean your original list or
to try to send your mail again. If you use Maxprog Bulk Mailer, you can
name your file “Delete” and then drop it over MaxBulk Mailer recipient list
.. All addresses from the file will be removed from the list in a snap!

Note that as eMail Bounce Handler rules are fully customizable you can
perfectly use this software to handle UNSUBSCRIBE requests as well.


– Multiple customizable POP accounts.
– Scheduled connections support.
– Customizable filtering rules.
– 14 rules already defined to handle almost 90% bounces.
– Customizable deletion mark.
– Export function.
– Complete connection log.

What’s new

Keys: [New] = New Feature
[Opt] = Optimization
[Bug] = Bug Fix
[Chg] = Changes Previous Functionality
[Upg] = Enhancement

[New] New document default rules editor (preferences)
[New] E-mail address extraction using user specified message part.
[New] E-mail exclusion list. Prevent rules to add given ddresses.
[New] Mail recipient header (To:) added to rules.
[New] All rules can be skipped in order to process al incomimg mails.
[Chg] Empty strings allowed for ‘equal to’ rules.
[Chg] Window menu now includes shortcuts.
[Chg] Recent documents menu.
[Chg] Bounces can be selected using the ‘Select All’ menu.
[Chg] Several bounces can be removed at the same time.
[Chg] Bounce list can be sorted by bounce number or check state.
[Chg] Rules can be reordered in list. (Doc. and prefs rules)
[Opt] E-mail extraction function and rule handler optimizations.
[Bug] Connection log memory leak causing EBH to crash under Classic.
[Bug] Rules applied to “From” header sometimes fail.
[Bug] POP3 password not properly restored from previously saved files.


You can get eMail Bounce Handler for MacOS or MacOS X at:

MacOS Classic :

MacOS X :

eMail Bounce Handler is distributed as shareware. If you want to get rid of
this annoying registration dialog at launch and want to be able to process
more than 15 bounces, you can register for only $19.90 using Kagi at:

See enclosed documentation to find out more about what eMail Bounce Handler
can do for you ! Thanks for supporting eMail Bounce Handler.

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