Tue 08 April 2008

SYSK - Test your SMTP mail server with telnet

packet trace of SMTP connection
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When troubleshooting email, it may be necessary to see what the email server is spitting out, just to make sure everything is working. The easiest way to do that is to use the telnet command. Telnet allows you to connect to various services on remote or local …