In your Dreamhost control panel click on "Manage Domains" under the domain section. Then, for a given domain/sub-domain click on the "DNS" link. That should show you the servers that are affiliated with the various DNS services you have running for that domain.
My http services are on "sake", but my email is on "spork" for the same actual domain.
BTW, thanks to those sharing your experiences.
I would tend to agree most with Snokarver that those of us that choose Dreamhost do so because we want affordable hosting options, but ones that are reliable enough that we can keep satisfied clients.
If DreamHost is upfront and says "Hey, we're going to be the 'Dollar Store' of webhosting... it's cheap, and it'll break as soon as you get it home" that would be one thing. But they don't.
They built their reputation on a good product at a great price. Not a "great product at a good price."
If the current model is "a crappy product at a fantastic price" (à la the Dollar Store) then I definitely will go elsewhere.
For webhosting I don't need Neiman-Marcus.Target or Walmart would be fine. But Dollar Store? No way.
The point is, price is great, but if basic reliability isn't there, then Value will never be there no matter the price.
I hope the powers that be at Dreamhost will take note, and do something to address these issues. About 3 months ago stopped recommending DH to new clients and have urged them to look elsewhere if their site was anything more than a hobby. I'd hate to think of Dreamhost as a place to host "only hobby sites," but perhaps that is part of the new business plan?
I'll wait it out a bit, and if things don't improve, I guess it is back to www.webhostingtalk.com to find out what the other good options are at this time.
P.S. Snokarver, thanks for the tips on Tiger Mail. That's one feature I'll appreciate... though I resent the fact that in 10.4 you can no longer have your mailboxes on the right side of the browser, as I have them now in 10.3.