Large Number of Bounces - Any Field that Shows Why?

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A recent send had an astonishingly large number of bounces. Any reporting field that would help me understand what may be happening?
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Elizabeth Adams, Champion

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Britton Walker, Alum

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You should have a standard MDA object called "Email Logs" that contains data about each email sent out through a standard outreach. The "Event Message" field on that object will usually give you a code/reason as to why the specific email bounced. The message may not always give a full explanation, but it does give you at least a starting point for troubleshooting.
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Hi Elizabeth,

There was an Email Service Impact Incident report that went out from Gainsight today which I have copied below.  We did not see any issues for the emails that went out the morning of Jan 17 and 18 but this morning we have about double the number of email bounces than usual.  The previous time this occurred Gainsight Support instructed us to use Email Validator to remove emails from blacklist that had proofpoint in the error message then resend the emails.  You can reach out to Support to confirm if you should take the same steps if you find this to be the issue.  Here is Incident report:

New Incident Status: Monitoring

We have identified higher bounce rates on emails sent using Gainsight Email Services (CoPilot/Cockpit) for some customers that have recipients using Proofpoint for Mail Security (Dynamic Reputation). The root cause was identified to be a false positive in blacklisting of an IP address at Proofpoint and is now resolved.

Some of the emails sent between January 17th and 18th might have bounced and may require customers to resend.

Please contact if you have any questions.

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To add to Jeff's post - you can get real time status updates here:

You can also subscribe to updates so you'll be emailed for any planned maintenance or outage events.
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Elizabeth - Recommend contacting support - I can see you are on the list of customers receiving these specific bounces.
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Thanks all for such quick responses. If we are on a list of impacted clients, it would be helpful to receive some sort of proactive notice.