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I tried to send a friend a message in Facebook and this message popped up:

Based on the preferences of the person you're trying to contact, this message could not be delivered.

Does that mean my message was blocked?

I searched the Facebook help forums and found one other person had this same issue but didn't receive an answer or clarification

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Yes, the message wasn't delivered, but it doesn't mean that the recipient blocked you. Today I tried to send a message to somebody who just added me and I received the same error reply. So it's either a bug (likely, sometimes, given facebook track record) or a feature (in certain cases). – Alex Sep 2 '11 at 21:09

Yes, it means your message was blocked. As an experiment you could send again, it you do not receive the same message, it means the first set was a technical error with Facebook.

As Alex mentioned, sometimes there can be bounces.

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