Mail address anomaly

  jack 15:18 26 Jul 2004

a contact being fed up with loads of spam, spoke to his ISP and they suggested he scrapped his existing address and invent a new one.
This He did and duly informed those people he wished to remain in touch with - [like me -strange fellow].
I duly deleted his old address and entered the new one in the address book.
So I contacted him at his new address as snt and he got it - thats OK then
However when he sent me a mail, and I replied by using the 'Reply' button they inevitably 'bounced'
After the third attempt I phoned hime have just talked him through 'deleting' his new account and installing his new address.
He plainly did not recognise that this needed to be done.
That being so, how come his ISP were passing his messages out with the old address, but not allowing them back in?

  Diodorus Siculus 16:18 26 Jul 2004

Not really an anomaly - you can have any address you want in the FROM / REPLY TO field; it does not have the be the real one.

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