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Old 08-31-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Test postfix configuration remotely.


i installed postfix on a server and configured file for domainname.

i am doing telnet using command #telnet 25

i am getting message connected to

escape character is ^].

if i presed ctrl + ]. i am getting telnet> prompt

but i am expecting server connection to smtp. i.e

220 ESMTP Postfix
EHLO hostname
250-SIZE 10240000

note: i am not getting above after escapeter character.
the above is copied from tutorial. so i am not getting above after

escape character. i am getting telnet> prompt

i suspect i am missing something.

Old 09-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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I'm sure there are a gazillion tutorials for interacting with a smtp server manually.. you won't get anything after pressing the escape sequence because you would then be disconnected from the server. After connecting try typing:
helo <client_ip>
.. where <client_ip> is the address you are connecting from.


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