Server Email block - Hotmail / outlook


#1

Hi Dreamhost,

Well I am must say I am not happy with Dreamhost emails.
I send two emails to the Dreamhost team about a critical problem.
Moreover I find out that I was not the only one in that situation : https://discussion.dreamhost.com/thread-139136.html

I use somes Q2A Forums (like stakoverflow) on my websites (one is odlg.org) and I ask my users to confirm by emails. But users with hotmail, outlook (and maybe wanadoo), did not receive my email. After 4 days I receive an answer from Dreamhost team, that everything was ok but it is not.

And if I try via SMTP i got this :
Question2Answer fatal error:

Could not send email confirmation
Stack trace:

require() in index.php:31
require() in qa-index.php:175
qa_get_request_content() in qa-page.php:794
require() in qa-page.php:207
qa_send_new_confirm() in qa-page-confirm.php:54

Now I am stuck because I have 10 forums, and they are not working with that, and if I disallow email confirmation, I will be spam for sure. Everything was working fine with emails in my other webhosting.


#2

you can always use external smtp and bypass dreamhost email. even they admit it’s not the best.


#3

Well someone of your Team solve my problem via SMTP, just right now. Well, I am glad it work it could have been a big problem. Thanks for “Nick” anyway he helps me to find a real solution.


#4

Sorry, but what is the solution ? Which email service should I use as external smtp ?


#5

Hi, the best is to ask someone to the Dreamhost team, so ask : how to configure your email to SMTP? They will give you all informations or they will do for you. It should work.


#6

Yes but we know that they are not always the best to help…

You cannot share more details ?

Thanks a lot.