[Haskell] Haskell mail server fail?

Simon Marlow marlowsd at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 15:27:25 CET 2011

On 09/03/2011 14:40, Kenneth Hoste wrote:

> Since last week, I'm not receiving any mails from the Haskell mailing
> lists (haskell@, haskell-cafe@ and beginners@) at work.
> (I'm temporarily using my GMail account now)
> I checked with the guys in our IT department what's going on, and it
> seems like the Haskell mail server lambda.haskell.org is not
> (re)configured as it should.
> The relevant log message on our side is:
> reject: RCPT from lambda.haskell.org[]: 504 5.5.2<lambda>:
> Helo command rejected: need fully-qualified hostname;
> from=<haskell-bounces at haskell.org>  to=<kenneth.hoste at ugent.be>
> proto=ESMTP helo=<lambda>
> Apparently lambda should be responding with "helo=<lambda.haskell.org>"
> (or somesuch) in order to make the mails pass through on our end. We
> have a pretty strict anti-SPAM policy, and I was told that not using a
> fully qualified hostname as helo response is a common characteristic of
> spam servers.
> Can someone look into this?

Ian Lynagh has just fixed this on the server.  Please let us know at 
<listname>-owner at haskell.org (e.g. haskell-owner at haskell.org) if you 
encounter any further problems.


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