Email Error to AOL (554 Transaction Failed)


Hi Everyone,

Periodically, I get this error (real addresses removed for privacy) when I try to send an email to someone with an email address:

[quote]This is the Postfix program at host

I’m sorry to have to inform you that the message returned
below could not be delivered to one or more destinations.

For further assistance, please send mail to

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the message returned below.

The Postfix program host[] said: 554-:
(ISP:B2) 554
TRANSACTION FAILED host[] said: 554-: (ISP:B2) 554 TRANSACTION FAILED[/quote]
The URL given in the error ( basically says that DreamHost has been flagged as a spam source.

Is anyone else having this problem?


I received that same message for the first time today after trying to send an E-mail to an AOL user. When I went to file a trouble ticket, I noticed an SMTP service outage, so I’m waiting to see if thats related to this problem. I agree that on the surface it looks as if one or more DH SMTP servers have been blacklisted at AOL.