Can anyone tell me if this is a bug, or just odd functionality?
I called the following web service url to get all bounce events for a campaign:
This campaign was sent on 1/16/2013.
The problem is that a lot of the BounceEvents/EventTime elements are coming in at random times. I have some from November of 2012, ect. The same goes for the updated element within the entery element of the response.
After I looked at a particular contact that this was happening to, it appears that the BounceEvent/EventTime element is coming through as the Contact's 'Last Update' or 'Date Added' date which I fond via the normal Constant Contact web interface.
Any ideas? I believe this may be a bug as I'd think the BounceEvent/EventTime should be the time of that bounce event.
I would agree that the eventTime should be the time the event (bounce) occurred, and after doing some testing in my account, I can reproduce the error. It appears that our system is using a detail from the contact, like the last updated time, instead of reporting when the bounce occurred. I have forwarded this information along to our engineering team for them to look at. Thank you for reporting this.
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