You have typed a long email and attached a number of important documents. You checked everything before sending that email to the recipient. As everything looks fine and you enter the recipient email address and click “Send” and the worst happens: You receive a Yahoo mail delivery error code 554. It means the efforts and time you invested in preparing an email have gone in vain. This is the sad story of many Yahoo mail users, nowadays.
Being unable to send email messages is one of the most frustrating things to experience for any Yahoo email user. However, it doesn’t happen all the time, thankfully. But, when this problem happens, frustration has no boundaries. A piece of good news is that there are many simple tips and tricks with the help of which one can fix Yahoo mail delivery error codes with ease of mind. All those tips and tricks are mentioned in the content below.
So, as we always do, let’s start from the basics and understand the meaning of Yahoo mail error 554.
What does Yahoo mail delivery error 554 mean?
In simple words, a Yahoo mail delivery error means that the email you are trying to send has failed. Now here creeps in one more question. Why? Because either the email you are trying to send violates the Yahoo terms of service or the email address of the recipient doesn’t exist. The first step towards the solution is to read the message that comes with delivery mail error 554.
Yahoo delivery error 554, most often, comes with a message such as:
554 5.7.1 Message blocked due to spam content in the message.
554 5.7.1 [P4] Message blocked due to spam content in the message.
554 5.7.1: Relay access denied.
554 5.7.9 Message not accepted for policy reasons.
554 delivery error: dd This user doesn’t have a Ymail.com account.
Possible reason behind 554 delivery error code in Yahoo
A message that comes with a Yahoo mail delivery error clearly indicates the reason behind getting the delivery error 554. To help you understand all those responsible reasons for Yahoo mail delivery errors, I have listed some of them right below here:
You might be sending spam emails.
The recipient’s email address doesn’t exist.
Incorrect date and time settings on your device.
You are violating the terms of Yahoo by sending offensive, inappropriate, objectionable emails.
Yahoo is considering you as a suspicious user.
Your IP address is blacklisted.
Recipient might have blocked you.
How to fix Yahoo mail delivery error 554?
As in the last two sections, you have understood the meaning and reasons behind the Yahoo mail delivery error 554, now let’s proceed to our next question – how can you fix delivery error 554 in Yahoo? These are the steps to consider:
Make sure the recipient email address exist
There is nothing wrong with creating multiple email accounts. But, the problem is that people abandon the additional email accounts after using them for some time. And such abandoned email addresses expire over time due to ineffectiveness. Sending emails to such expired email id is one of the most common factors that lead to having delivery error 554 in Yahoo. So, in such a case, talk to the recipient and verify whether his/her email id exists or not.
Check the date and time of your device
There are many disadvantages of having an incorrect date and time on a device. Among so many disadvantages, one is facing a problem in sending email messages on Yahoo. So, without any second thought go to the settings section of your device and set the date and time on your device correctly.
Don’t send spam emails and offensive content
Yahoo is a law-abiding email service. It strives hard to keep its platform away from the clutches of spammers, scammers, and cybercriminals. The same Yahoo expects from the users. Yahoo mail doesn’t allow users to send and spread malicious email messages. If someone tries to send objectionable email messages on Yahoo, delivery error 554 appears all of sudden.
Last but not least step to fix the Yahoo delivery email error 554 is to make sure that your Yahoo SMTP settings are correct. These are the parameters of Yahoo Mail SMTP server settings: