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Address (a letter, parcel, email, etc.) wrongly:‘a misaddressed email’
- ‘A Reverse Non-Delivery Report attack occurs when the spammer takes advantage of a server's inherent ability to return email that is misaddressed.’
- ‘As you might gather, I've been getting a few misaddressed messages, so I thought I'd remind people about this.’
- ‘The letter, although misaddressed, evidences a continuing attempt to achieve a settlement.’
- ‘This is typical of many misaddressed letters that we get through the Mail Centres on a regular basis.’
- ‘It was a misaddressed e-mail she playfully responded to, soon leading into an epistolary intimacy, the way only letters and words can reveal each other.’
- ‘Well as luck would have it, the beancounters misaddressed the finance reporting output, and it appears that our cost centre is over twenty thousand quid underspent this quarter - due to under-spending in the last quarter.’
- ‘In my defense it had been misaddressed and hadn't arrived until March, but that's still significantly bad I missed it.’
- ‘One you hear a lot about is ‘IP TTL’ (a part of the Internet Protocol specification where routers are supposed to subtract 1 from a header field, to prevent a misaddressed packet from floating around the Internet forever).’
- ‘South Dakota law says such a misaddressed ballot should simply be forwarded back to the original county.’
- ‘Unfortunately, as Doris misaddresses her letter, it only arrives on Friday.’
- ‘I keep getting misaddressed post meant for downstairs plonked on my doormat.’
- ‘I happened to receive a piece of misaddressed email on the subject.’
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