Tips to Fix E-mail Error 554
Error 554 is a SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) error that occurs when the user tries to send an e-mail. The reason for this error message is different in different scenarios. This error tries to complete the mail transaction by resending the message in its current form. Some changes should be done to the message for its successful delivery. The error occurs when the server believes your e-mail is a spam or your IP address is blacklisted. In Yahoo, if the recipient address does not exist then “554 delivery error message appears. With IBM’s Lotus Domino this is either due to full disk error or domino bug.
The following points describe the causes and tips to fix e-mail error 554:
- Causes Behind E-mail Error 554
- Tips to Fix E-mail Error 554
- Ways to Prevent E-mail Error 554
Causes Behind E-mail Error 554
If the e-mail account of the recipient is not authenticated in the host’s mail server or you are using a non-authenticated account to send the e-mails, then 554 errors occur. Through the pop account, the mail server authenticates the account. When the user checks the e-mail, the mail server authenticates the user’s account. Mail server rejects your e-mail when the recipient thinks that your mail is a spam and sends an error message.
Tips to Fix E-mail Error 554
E-mail error 554 can be solved by re-authenticating the user and then by resending the e-mail to the client. For this, users have to delete all mails in the outbox. If the messages are important, then it can be saved in draft. Then click on 'Send/Receive'. After doing this, you will be re-authenticated. After that you can send mails. Before sending, you have to configure the e-mail client. For that, first go to 'Tools' and then to 'E-mail Accounts'. Then check 'View or change existing e-mail accounts' and click 'Next'. Check your account and then click 'change' and then select 'More settings'. Then go to 'Outgoing Server' and check 'My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication'. Then select 'Log on to incoming mail server before sending mail' and click 'OK' and then click 'Next' and then 'finish'.
Ways to Prevent E-mail Error 554 Permanently
To prevent this e-mail error you need to take measures to have either your IP address or your ISPs servers delisted from the RBLs. In your ISP, if one of the servers is a spam, then you may receive this error message. You have to white list the senders so that no error message occurs. Reputation of your server should be good to send e-mails successfully without any error message.
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