i’m about to submit a support ticket but i was wondering if anyone else is having this problem. i just had a client call me (who has an email account on a dreamhost hosted domain) to tell me that her emails to AOL addresses are being bounced back to her. while i was on the phone with her i noticed that an email that i had sent to someone with an AOL address was bounced back to me… seems like AOL is either blocking all emails generated from the dreamhost mail server our sites are on (kungfu.dreamhost.com) or are blocking all mail coming from dreamhost.
this is the message in the bounced email:
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
XXXXX@aol.com: host mailin-03.mx.aol.com[188.8.131.52] said: 554-:
(ISP:B2) http://postmaster.info.aol.com/errors/554ispb2.html 554
Reporting-MTA: dns; kungfu.dreamhost.com
Arrival-Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 08:10:38 -0700 (PDT)
the link provided in the bounce email:
Error 554 ISP:B2
The IP address on your ISP’s network has generated a high volume of mail to AOL and has exceeded our rate limit. Possible causes include a compromised or virus-infected personal computer or a non-disclosed server relaying mail within the ISPÃ‚Â’s network.
Please contact your ISP for assistance in securing your computer or have them Contact AOL to alert us to the addition of this mail relay.
If you need additional information please Contact Us.
anyone else having mail sent to AOL address bounced back?