All addresses that currently have a score on the Bounce Scorecard will be lessened by the Decay Rate, each time a mass mailing is sent to the mailing list. This helps make sure temporary problems do not inadvertantly remove addresses from your list permanently.
Which is fine. However, as my mailings are personalised with template / profile variables, instead of sending a test to myself I actually send a message, but use the "partial mailing list sending" to send it to only myself as a subscriber of the list (so that I can see the profile fields are working OK).
So, my question is when I send these "test" mailings (which are actual messages to the list, but filtered to only me) does this trigger the decay rate on the Bounce Scorecard? Or is the score per email only decayed if that address is included in a mailing?
Obviously if it's the first that's a problem for me as my "test" messages will pretty much wipeout any scores, but if it's the latter that's great news :)