Verify SMTP configuration from Cmd Prompt using TELNET

Verify SMTP configuration from Cmd Prompt using TELNET

NOTE: Type the commands to be entered in notepad and then copy paste it. Using Backspace/Delete/Insert/Editing in Cmd prompt creates incorrect result.

Step 1:At command prompt, type:   telnet <smtp_Server>  <port>
 Ex:   telnet  mail.mailserver.com  25

Step 2:Type EHLO , and then press ENTER.
Goto Step 6, if Authentication is not required:

Step 3:Type AUTH LOGIN. The server responds with an encrypted prompt for your user name.

Step4:Enter your user name encrypted in base 64. You can use one of several tools that are available to encode your user name.

Step 5:The server responds with an encrypted base 64 prompt for your password. Enter your password encrypted in base 64.

Step 6:Type MAIL FROM:, and then press ENTER. If the sender is not permitted to send mail, the SMTP server returns an error.

Step 7:Type RCPT TO:,and then press ENTER.If the recipient is not a valid recipient or the server does not accept mail for this domain, the SMTP server returns an error.

Step 8:Type DATA.

Step 9:If desired, type message text, press ENTER, type a period (.), and then press ENTER again.

If mail is working properly, you should see a response similar to the following indicating that mail is queued for delivery:

250 2.6.0  myuserid@mydomain.com

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