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Re: exim4 and HELO

Monique Y. Mudama wrote:
On 2004-05-04, Brian Walker penned:


playing around with installing exim4 for mutt 1.5, I am unable to find out how to rectify this problem:

exim4 -v abc@def

the output includes the error message:
SMTP<< 501 5.0.0 EHLO requires domain address

in /etc/hostname I have tried various addresses including localhost and

the exim4 config mentions EHLO once - uncommented the script, no effect on output.

Where do I make the change/add a domain address to please HELO/EHLO?

Many thanks


A few possibilities, but try putting this in your exim4 configuration:

primary_hostname = your.fully.qualified.domain.name

Many thanks Monique and Paul

No success though. I need to put a fully qualified domain name in exim4.conf, but for the life of me I cannot see where. Tried as suggested, and it laughed at me!

As an aside, the problems really started with a Sarge upgrade a while ago, following which my clock time was not updated ... I left it to deal with later, as I reasoned it was a simple configuration error of very little importance. Any thoughts as to cause?

You mentioned further possibilities ... what are they?

Many thanks


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