I use dreamhost as my primary mail server, and I connect using a desktop client (typically Evolution). I connect to dreamhost’s smtp server using authentication (port 587, TLS on, username + password).
Recently, I have no longer been able to send email, and am getting the following response from evolution:
And this one on my iPhone (when it’s on my wifi):
The recipient "firstname.lastname@example.org" was rejected by the server because it does not allow relaying.
This appears to be a message from dreamhost’s SMTP server, not from the recipient. Unfortunately, being on a home DSL network, I have very little control over my ISP, and there is little I can do about being blocked.
I would understand this scenario if I was running the SMTP server on my home computer and the recipient blocked my message. BUT, this is not what is happening. I am authenticating with dreamhost’s SMTP server, yet dreamhost’s SMTP server is still refusing to allow me to send email to any recipient. This seems entirely broken!
Is there anyway to resolve this, or am I stuck only being able to send email through the webmail interface?