Use Telnet to Test SMTP Communication
  • 12 Apr 2022
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Use Telnet to Test SMTP Communication

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Telnet is a useful tool for troubleshooting issues related to SMTP and mail flow. This article describes how to test the process of an internal user sending mail to a remote user when basic authentication is required for relaying mail outside your organization.

Step-by-step guide

  1. You need to be a member of the local administrators group.
  2. Install Telnet. Telnet is a feature and is installed on a Windows using the Add Features Wizard in Server Manage or using the Turn Windows Features On or Off link in Control Panel
  3. Use the procedure outlined in https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa995718(v=exchg.65).aspx.




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