[CentOS] Sending Email Via Telnet

Blake Hudson blake at ispn.net
Tue Oct 16 10:02:40 EDT 2012


Steve Thompson wrote the following on 10/16/2012 7:45 AM:
> On Tue, 16 Oct 2012, John Reddy wrote:
>
>> [root at mydomain ccc]# telnet 127.0.0.1 25
>> Trying 127.0.0.1...
>> Connected to 127.0.0.1.
>> Escape character is '^]'.
>> EHLO
>> MAIL FROM: me at gmail.com
>> RCPT TO: me at gmail.com
>> DATA
>> testing from server
>> .
>> ^]
>> but I never get back to a command prompt. Please advise.
> (1) EHLO usually takes an argument
> (2) QUIT is missing
>
> -s
>

There's also no server greeting or server acknowledgement to any of your 
commands the client entered. Were they removed or were they never 
present? It doesn't look like a working SMTP server is accepting your 
connection.


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