How to test SMTP operations using Telnet

1. Telnet into Email Hosting service using TCP port 25.

Command is telnet <servername> 25


2. Turn on local echo on your telnet client so that you can see what you are typing.


On Win 9x and NT 3.5/4.0 Telnet client this done by selecting the "preferences" from the "terminal" pull down menu,
and checking the local echo radio button. 
For Windows 2000 telnet client, issue command "set local_echo", from the telnet command prompt.


3. Issue the following smtp command sequence


helo <your domain name><enter>                  

response should be as follows
250 OK


หากสามารถเชื่อมต่อ server ได้จะแสดงคำว่า 250 OK.


mail from: <your Email Address><enter>
response should be as follows
250 OK - mail from <your Email address>

rcpt to: <recipient address><enter>
response should be as follows
250 OK - Recipient <recipient address>

data<enter>
response should be as follows
354 Send data.  End with CRLF.CRLF

To: <recipient's display name><enter>
From: <your display name><enter>
Subject: <Subject field of Email message><enter>
<Enter you body text><enter><enter> . <enter>

response should be as follows
250 OK

quit<enter>


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