In this post, let’s have a look at the error message “5.4.1 – Recipient address rejected: Access denied” that you get when working with Microsoft 365 Exchange Online.
These are the errors that you usually receive when there is a problem in delivering the email message that was sent by you. These errors are generated and sent by Office 365. This is usually alled as DSN which stands for delivery status notification or in simple words bounce messages.
NDR or Non-delivery report is one of the common type of message that you receive which indicates to the user that the email was not delivered.
5.4.1 – Recipient address rejected: Access denied
The recipient’s address doesn’t exist.
For more information, see Use Directory Based Edge Blocking to reject messages sent to invalid recipients.