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I am looking for a one word adjective that describes an email address that has bounced, been dropped, or otherwise blocked by an email server. I don't like the word "invalid", because that may imply that the email address is malformed, which is not the case here. This word would be used in a web UI to mark email addresses, as in "Invalid email". There is very little room in the UI so I need something short. Thanks!

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  • Suspended account. – vickyace Apr 14 '17 at 21:54
  • No response . . . . – Xanne Apr 14 '17 at 21:55
  • Not a single word, but "not recognised". – TrevorD Apr 14 '17 at 23:35
  • Perhaps inaccessible? – StoneyB on hiatus Apr 15 '17 at 0:05
  • unrecognized, returned, or bounced – Drew Apr 15 '17 at 4:11
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I settled on "rejected email". This word encompasses emails that have bounced, been dropped, and blocked by the server. It also does not connote a malformed email address or some kind of technical bug within the email system itself. Thanks for the suggestions!

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