What is the difference between a hard bounce and a soft bounce?

I’m subscribed to a discussion group. I haven’t gotten a Daily Digest for two days.
Twice now I’ve received reactivation requests and I can’t figure out why mail to me is bouncing. (The eeaddress I use for that group is unfiltered. So far no junk!) Well I’ve reactivated and viewed my email history. I wonder what’s the difference between a hard and a soft bounce?

P.S. I meant twice in a few months, not twice this week.

I have no idea, but since it isn’t about this message board, I’ll move it to GQ for you.

Check out this page for “soft bounce” and this page for “hard bounce”.