Bouncing Emails – Some Stats

September 25th, 2009 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

Well, yesterday at work we launched Manga High’s Educational Maths Games and we were featured on Radio 4’s “Today” show (6.6million listeners), the Guardian newspaper (0.35million paper readers) and Guardian website (25million uniques per month) and Channel 4’s “News at Noon” (around 1million viewers) and apart from a 3.5hour “outage” between 7.30 (Today show’s broadcast time) and 11am when the site was under terrific load, things went well and we had a very very high number of registrations and visitors.

However, we did have a number of incorrect email addresses entered into the system which caused bouncebacks the the stats were quite interesting:
* We had 1 bounce back from Yahoo
* We had 6 bounce backs from Hotmail
* We had 1 bounce back from Gmail (disabled account)
* We had 3 other bounce back – each from a different domain name
* We had 5 people who entered an incorrect domain name (which didn’t even look like Yahoo/Hotmails/Gmails domains).

I wonder what this indicates – that you are more likely to get people who cannot enter their email address correctly from Hotmail?….

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This blog holds over 12 years of archived content - during that time, I may have changed my opinion of something, technology will have advanced (and old "best standards" may no longer be the case), my technology "know how" has improved etc etc - it would probably take me a considerable amount of time to update all the archival entries: and defeat the point of keeping them anyway.

Please take these posts for what they are: a brief look into my past, my history, my journey and "caveat emptor".


  1. Tom says:

    Congrats with the launch.

    How dare you suggest that peuple with hotmail accounts can’t spel!


  2. says:

    What is the budget and head count of the press office?

    • Richy C. says:

      I have no idea what the PR budget is (and I probably couldn’t tell you if I did know), however I know the PR is conducted by Consort Partners (as it’s their name on the bottom of the press releases I have seen) so they’ll be able to help you if you are looking at promoting your business.

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