Bounce.io - crap or what??
Question asked by Dave Camenisch - 3/5/2015 at 8:39 AM
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At first sight Bounce.io looks as it would be a cool service. I actived it and made a custom template which worked fine in the beginning. Unfortunally somewhen it stopped working correctly. The reported email address is always unknown@unknown.tld which of course is not the used mail address. The problem is not my template as the default templates report the same wrong address.
 
So, I tried to find out, what happend and what I can do. Guess what.. There is absolutely no help on the Bounce.io page! Not one word about how to create a template, how to use tags, etc. Nothing at all!
 
Sorry, the idea is great, but how can someone use it without any information?
 
Does anyone knows more about the service and how to use it successfully?
 
Regards,
Dave

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Steve Reid Replied
The only benefit I saw was that bounces no longer came from the improper system admin address.
 
Other than that it confused our users and the advertising is too much.
 
Also all the links are huge and the whole thing looks so spammy.
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Joe Wolf Replied
Steve I agree completely. Plus you know bounce.io is data mining for those advertisers. No thanks.
Thanks,
-Joe
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Joe Wolf Replied
I'm going to add another aspect to this issue. According to SmarterTools own overview of bounce.io they say, "Traditional bounces are known for their cryptic and unhelpful messaging". I 100% agree with that statement, BUT we users have been ASKING SmarterTools to allow us to edit our own SMTP response codes for YEARS!!!! So instead of doing what we've been asking for they instead implement bounce.io which is essentially SPYWARE. They data mine the hell out of everything and sell your info. If you have a Privacy Policy that says you don't sell user data you better read bounce.io's policy and revise your own.
Thanks,
-Joe
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Joe Wolf Replied
Here's one of my favorite statements in bounce.io's Privacy Policy (which should really be called NON-Privacy Policy): "When you use the Service, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients."
Thanks,
-Joe

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