smtp rejected

Hi folks,

I have a problem with i belive my smtp settings on nodeworx

Tons of my registration e-mails from my message board are being rejected by the host

Connected to but my name was rejected.
Remote host said: 501 Syntax: EHLO hostname
I'm not going to try again; this message has been in the queue too long.
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My hosting states that smtp isn’t sending a helo quick enough to the other server, so it rejects it.

Any idea why and how to change this?

and what should be proper smtp greeting?

Check the /var/qmail/control/me file
The hostname should be the name of your mail server.

Basically the rDNS of the main IP of your box.