Mail undeliverable, error 554


#1

Suddenly this afternoon I was unable to send mail through my dreamhost mail account. Instead, everything I sent resulted in an immediate message to me that my outgoing message was Undeliverable.

The error message said: “Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients. //…//The following recipient(s) could not be reached: // … 554 …:Recipient address rejected: Access denied”

I have no idea what to do next.


#2

I’ll suggest you to check the recipient’s email address. It look s like an invalid email address or recipient has blocked your email.

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#3

I have this as well on some of my email accounts. It has nothing to do with emails not existing. They do exist, and it still does it.

It seems to affect all hotmail and yahoo addresses.

I would love to get to the bottom of this as its extremely irritating!!

yes, I do have a postmaster@domain.tld set up on the affected domains.


#4

I did a search in google. It looks like your emails were blocked by recipient.
http://spamhuntress.com/2006/01/23/the-importance-of-different-spam-filtering-mechanisms/

Did you send those emails using PHP codes or Email client or Webmail?

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#5

Hey Patricktan.
I have the same problem… and yes I did send using PHP (standard user registration email confirmation). My error:

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220 spunkymail-a10.g.dreamhost.com ESMTP

hello: 250-spunkymail-a10.g.dreamhost.com
250-PIPELINING
250-SIZE 40960000
250-ETRN
250-STARTTLS
250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN
250-AUTH=PLAIN LOGIN
250 8BITMIME

from: 250 Ok

to: 554 : Recipient address rejected: Access denied

The following SMTP error was encountered: 554 : Recipient address rejected: Access denied

data: 554 Error: no valid recipients

The following SMTP error was encountered: 554 Error: no valid recipients
221 Error: I can break rules, too. Goodbye.
The following SMTP error was encountered: 221 Error: I can break rules, too. Goodbye.
Unable to send email using PHP SMTP. Your server might not be configured to send mail using this method.

User-Agent: CodeIgniter
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:59:31 -0700
From: "Redmol.com Redmol Administrator"
Return-Path:
To: taewookim@gmail.com
Subject: [Redmol.com] Account activation info
Reply-To: "outgoing@redmol.com"
X-Sender: outgoing@redmol.com
X-Mailer: CodeIgniter
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
Message-ID: 47e2a60308f78@redmol.com
Mime-Version: 1.0

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Yes, the recipient exists.