Bad recipient?


Hey guys,

I’m having a problem with every e-mail address for our host. Anytime someone send us anything, it is IMMEDIATELY returned with this message:

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at
I’m afraid I wasn’t able to deliver your message to the following
This is a permanent error; I’ve given up. Sorry it didn’t work out. does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 554 Relay access denied
Giving up on

— Below this line is a copy of the message.

Received: (qmail 32758 invoked by uid 60001); 28 Jun 2005 15:31:13
DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws;

It has happened to ALL our addresses. Anyone have any ideas? We’re no ‘bad recipient’ or a spammer or anything of that nature. Help is majorly appreciated.



Did you make any recent changes to your email setup? The error is being generated by our junkmail machine. Did you recently enable junkmail or anything like that?

  • Dallas
  • DreamHost Head Honcho/Founder


Yes, we had. I took the junkmail filtering off and it seems fine now.