I've been seeing this problem on and off on my account for the better part of two years. It happens without any notification whatsoever. Only the sender gets the error message back. Dreamhost is oblivious to the problem until I report it to them.
Tech support's response is that this is something that occurs infreuquently. And they are able to resolve the issue swiftly once they begin to work it.
I am so frustrated with this problem, that I am beside myself. I am only hanging in with Dreamhost because they're cheap and I haven't found the time to investigate any alternative providers or the process of moving my (limited number of) hosted sites to another hosting company. *No threat here. Just honestly sharing my frustration level.
In any event, does anyone here know what I or Dreamhost can do differently to prevent this problem from occurring in the future?
Full text of the error message is below with actual email address struck out for privacy.
This is the mail system at host homiemail-mx8.g.dreamhost.com.
I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.
If you are a current customer of DreamHost, please contact our
technical support team here
If you are not a customer please use our contact form at.
If you do so, please include this email in your support ticket. You can
delete your own text from the attached returned message.
DreamHost Email Support
XXXXXXemail@example.com (expanded from
XXXXXX@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com): can't create user output file. Command
output: procmail: Couldn't read
"/mnt/peace/vol/boot/homie/cabbaraa/x12991011/.procmailrc" procmail: Error
while writing to "/var/mail/dhmail"