Monday, June 25, 2012

Test SMTP operations using TELNET

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is the protocol that the Internet mail is sent. You can send directly from the command prompt an e-mail, using Telnet. Telnet into Exchange server hosting IMS service using TCP port 25. (C:\Windows \ telnet.exe)

  1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt 
  2. Type "telnet  < 25>", and press Enter
  3. Type "HELO <>", and press Enter
  4. Type "MAIL FROM:<your Email Address>", and press Enter
  5. Type "RCPT TO:<Recipient Address>", and press Enter
  6. Type "Data", and press Enter
  7. Type "Subject:<Subject field of Email message>", press Enter twice
  8. Type "enter your body text here.>" don't forget the final (.) in the text. Press Enter
  9. Type ".", and then press Enter
  10. Finally type "QUIT", and then press Enter.

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