Last year for Christmas I emailed out a ton of Christmas cards for our company. The person in charge left the company and it fell to me a couple of days before our holiday shutdown so I was sending out mass emails and got around 800+ emails back saying they could not be delivered. I tried to keep the number in batches of less than 25 recipients so we would not get flagged as spammers and some were delivered and my service was not interrupted so I don't believe that spamming is the reason those emails were returned. Some responses were:
The server has tried to deliver this message, without success, and has stopped trying. Please try sending this message again. If the problem continues, contact your helpdesk.
A problem occurred during the delivery of this message to this e-mail address. Try sending this message again. If the problem continues, please contact your helpdesk.
The new person in charge of the Christmas list has gone through our Master Contact List and deleted duplicate names but now we want to remove or amend the contact who's emails did not work, hopefully without having someone have to manually go through each returned email and look in the MCL to remove the contacts one at a time. Also a supervisor feels we should get a list of these people so we can see if they are relationships that we would like to keep and re-establish contact with.
So is there a way to make a list of contacts from a mass of returned emails or from a folder in the Inbox? Is there a way to cross-examine the returned emails with a contact list? The Christmas list and MCL were two separate lists so it is possible people on the Christmas list may not show up on the MCL. Does anyone have any ideas of how we can analyze the data we have in an efficient manner? Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!