Test SMTP using Telnet command

Telnet into server hosting SMTP feature installed using TCP port 25.

c:telnet <servername> 25

Enter the following smtp command sequence

helo <your server name><enter>

response should be as follows
250 OK

mail from: <your Email Address><enter>

response should be:
250 OK – mail from <your Email address>

rcpt to: <recipient address><enter>

response should be:
250 OK – Recipient <recipient address>

data<enter>

response should be:
354 Send data.

End with CRLF.CRLF or put . (dot) to end

Subject: <Subject field of Email message><enter>
<Enter you body text><enter><enter> . <enter>
response should be:
250 OK

quit<enter>
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