Why is Dreamhost taking the stance to punish all users instead of just the bad ones?
Last year Dreamhost removed e-mail forwarding from fully hosted e-mail accounts. Their reasoning? To stop spam mail clogging their system. I was told this on multiple occasions.
So instead of punishing just the people that are abusing their systems with tons of spam related mail they are choosing to punish everyone.
Luckily I was told there was a workaround, great! Use mail filters to forward e-mails. This worked. It’s a hassle to go to different panel menus in order to do the same thing as before, but I was glad to still be able to create e-mail forwards from hosted mailboxes.
Fast forward to this year. Not sure when they made the change but now new mail filters do not allow forwarding to e-mail accounts. Seems they removed this function now.
Dreamhost has effectively made it impossible to forward e-mails from hosted e-mail accounts. Other platforms do not do this. 1and1 / Ionos allows e-mail forwarding, it’s so much easier in comparison. I have multiple hosting contracts with different providers. Dreamhost is the only hosting service to take this stance of removing functionality, effectively punishing their good customers for the actions of select few bad users.
Why does one need to forward a hosted mailbox? My installation of Wordpress requires SMTP authentication to send mail to cut down on spam etc… this requires a mailbox with a password. You cannot use a mail forward to achieve this. That mailbox receives important inquiries from customers that need to be forwarded to different salesmen and other members of the company. Mailboxes cannot be forwarded in any fashion with Dreamhost not unless it is a forward-only account, but forward only accounts don’t get credentials to verify with SMTP authentication…
See the problem?
Am I left having to migrate all of my websites to another host now? Dreamhost has clearly taken the stance that they are not customer oriented.
Does anyone have any other workarounds?